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shab·by

 (shăb′ē)
adj. shab·bi·er, shab·bi·est
1.
a. Showing signs of wear and tear; threadbare or worn-out: shabby furniture.
b. Dilapidated or deteriorated in condition, especially through neglect; seedy: a shabby little park.
2. Wearing threadbare clothing.
3.
a. Despicable; mean: a shabby trick.
b. Not generous or just; unfair: shabby treatment.
c. Of mediocre or substandard quality.

[From obsolete shab, scab, from Middle English schab, from Old English sceabb.]

shab′bi·ly adv.
shab′bi·ness n.

shabby

(ˈʃæbɪ)
adj, -bier or -biest
1. threadbare or dilapidated in appearance
2. wearing worn and dirty clothes; seedy
3. mean, despicable, or unworthy: shabby treatment.
4. dirty or squalid
[C17: from Old English sceabb scab + -y1]
ˈshabbily adv
ˈshabbiness n

shab•by

(ˈʃæb i)

adj. -bi•er, -bi•est.
1. showing signs of wear or long use; worn.
2. wearing worn clothes or having a slovenly appearance.
3. run-down; dilapidated.
4. meanly ungenerous or unfair; contemptible: shabby behavior.
5. inferior; second-rate.
[1660–70; shab scab (Middle English; Old English sceabb)]
shab′bi•ly, adv.
shab′bi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shabby - showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.shabby - mean and unworthy and despicable; "shabby treatment"
dishonorable, dishonourable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"

shabby

adjective
2. run-down, tatty, seedy, mean, neglected, scruffy, squalid, ramshackle, dilapidated, grotty (informal), tumbledown, insalubrious a rather shabby Naples hotel
3. mean, low, rotten (informal), cheap, dirty, shameful, low-down (informal), shoddy, unworthy, despicable, contemptible, scurvy, dishonourable, ignoble, ungentlemanly It was hard to know why the man deserved such shabby treatment.
mean fair, generous, worthy, honourable, praiseworthy

shabby

adjective
1. Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Informal: tacky.
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
Translations
بالٍدَنيء، خَسيسرَث، بالٍيَرْتَدي ثِيابا بالِيَه
chatrnýničemnýošuntělýzanedbaný
luvslidttarveligforhutlet
nuhruinen
otrcan
druslulegur, illa til faraskammarlegursnjáîur, òvældur
みすぼらしい
초라한
nuskuręs
apskrandisapvalkātsnekrietnsnolaidiesnoplucis
predraný
oguljen
sjabbig
มองดูเก่า
tiều tụy

shabby

[ˈʃæbɪ] ADJ (shabbier (compar) (shabbiest (superl)))
1. [building] → desvencijado; [clothes] → andrajoso (also shabby-looking) [person] → andrajoso, desaliñado
2. [treatment] → injusto, vil; [behaviour] → poco honrado; [excuse] → poco convincente
a shabby trickuna mala jugada

shabby

[ˈʃæbi] adj
(= scruffy) [clothes, furniture] → miteux/euse
(= bad) [behaviour] → moche
What a shabby way to treat your friends! → C'est moche de traiter tes amis comme tu le fais!

shabby

adj (+er) (lit, fig)schäbig; they were shabby-genteelsie gehörten zur verarmten Oberschicht; that was a shabby trick!das war ein schäbiger or mieser Trick!

shabby

[ˈʃæbɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (building) → malandato/a, squallido/a; (clothes) → sciatto/a; (person) (also shabby-looking) → trasandato/a; (behaviour) → meschino/a
a shabby trick → un tiro mancino

shabby

(ˈʃӕbi) adjective
1. looking old and worn. shabby curtains; shabby clothes.
2. wearing old or dirty clothes. a shabby old man; He used to be so smart but he looks shabby now.
3. (of behaviour) unworthy or mean. That was a shabby thing to do.
ˈshabbily adverb
ˈshabbiness noun

shabby

بالٍ zanedbaný luvslidt schäbig φθαρμένος gastado nuhruinen défraîchi otrcan logoro みすぼらしい 초라한 versleten sjasket wytarty esfarrapado, surrado убогий sjabbig มองดูเก่า eski püskü tiều tụy 破旧的
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The more Tom stared at the splendid marvel, the higher he turned up his nose at his finery and the shabbier and shabbier his own outfit seemed to him to grow.
Marian was even stouter and redder in the face than formerly, and decidedly shabbier in attire.
We fastened the so-called boat together with some pieces of string, got a bit of wall-paper and pasted over the shabbier places, said our prayers, and stepped on board.
He went up a great many flights of stairs, and he noticed, as he had very seldom noticed, how the carpet became steadily shabbier, until it ceased altogether, how the walls were discolored, sometimes by cascades of damp, and sometimes by the outlines of picture-frames since removed, how the paper flapped loose at the corners, and a great flake of plaster had fallen from the ceiling.
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So out came the tarlatan, looking older, limper, and shabbier than ever beside Sallie's crisp new one.
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These findings are very much comparable to the study of Gagiya et al16 and Shabbier et al17 who had found mean age of 43 and 41 years respectively.