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adj. shab·bi·er, shab·bi·est
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.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.shabbily - so as to appear worn and threadbare or dilapidated; "a shabbily dressed man"
2.shabbily - in a mean and ungenerous manner; "the two were haggling shabbily in the drawing-room"
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بِدناءَه، بِخِسَّه، بصورَةٍ رَثَّه
druslulega; skammarlega
kılıksız bir hâlde


[ˈʃæbɪlɪ] ADV
2. [treat] → fatal, vilmente
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[ˈʃæbɪli] adv
[dressed, furnished] → misérablement
shabbily dressed → misérablement vêtu(e)
[behave] → mal
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adv (lit, fig)schäbig
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(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
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References in classic literature ?
Naseby sat brooding in his study, that there was shown in upon him, on urgent business, a little hectic gentleman shabbily attired.
He was but shabbily apparelled in faded jacket and patched trowsers; a rag of a black handkerchief investing his neck.
When it came, I saw that he was a sturdy man, cheaply but not shabbily dressed; his head was bent under his body, and he lay crumpled up close to the fence, as though he had been flung violently against it.
I waited her coming stiffly, in great depression of spirits, and noted that her first attentions were for David, who, somewhat shabbily, gave her the end of a smile which had been begun for me.
He pushed open the swing door and found himself face to face with Da Souza's one clerk - a youth of unkempt appearance, shabbily but flashily dressed, with sallow complexion and eyes set close together.
It might have been taken for a ghostly or phantasmagoric reflection of the old shopkeeper Pyncheon's shabbily provided shelves, save that some of the articles were of a description and outward form which could hardly have been known in his day.
First of all the sight of the Villa looking shabbily cheerful in the sunshine (but not containing her any longer) was so perturbing that I very nearly went away from the gate.
Through the crowd of ungainly, shabbily dressed actors, Sibyl Vane moved like a creature from a finer world.
Don't you remember how fond I was of wearing your clothes at school, though you were not so fond of changing as myself; but that was no wonder, for pa's stinginess kept me so shabbily dressed, that I was ashamed to let you be seen in them.
So they visit their richer cousins, and get into debt when they can, and live but shabbily when they can't, and find--the women no husbands, and the men no wives--and ride in borrowed carriages, and sit at feasts that are never of their own making, and so go through high life.
"Gospel truth, sir, Gospel truth!" exclaimed another passenger, a shabbily dressed man of about forty, who looked like a clerk, and possessed a red nose and a very blotchy face.
At the time of which we write, the Chamber did not meddle shabbily with the budget, as it does in the deplorable days in which we now live; it did not contemptibly reduce ministerial emoluments, nor save, as they say in the kitchen, the candle-ends; on the contrary, it granted to each minister taking charge of a public department an indemnity, called an "outfit." It costs, alas, as much to enter on the duties of a minister as to retire from them; indeed, the entrance involves expenses of all kinds which it is quite impossible to inventory.