shabby-genteel(redirected from shabby-genteelly)
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preserving or aspiring to the forms and manners of gentility despite appearing shabby
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|Adj.||1.||shabby-genteel - trying to maintain dignity and self respect despite shabbiness|
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"