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Synonyms for shabby
ˈʃæb ishab·by

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shabby

    ragged, threadbare, contemptible, beggarly, paltry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. moth-eaten, ratty, shabby, tattyadjective

    showing signs of wear and tear

    "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"

    flashy, moth-eaten, ratty, gimcrack, meretricious, tacky, dusty, trashy, loud, garish, brassy, cheap, cold, mothy, tawdry, flash, tatty, stale, gaudy

    honourable, honorable, new

  2. shabbyadjective

    mean and unworthy and despicable

    "shabby treatment"

    ratty, moth-eaten, tatty

    honourable, new, honorable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shabbyadjective

    ragged, worn, faded, threadbare, worn out

  2. shabbyadjective

    mean, base, low, vile, grovelling, despicable, contemptible, beggarly, paltry, pitiful, dirty, scurvy, abject, disgraceful, unhandsome, ungentlemanly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shabbyadjective

    seedy, threadbare, tacky , mean, despicable, scurvy, contemptible

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shabby":

    seedy, shoddy

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How to use shabby in a sentence?

  1. Jean Baudrillard:

    The local is a shabby thing. There's nothing worse than bringing us back down to our own little corner, our own territory, the radiant promiscuity of the face to face. A culture which has taken the risk of the universal, must perish by the universal.

  2. Willa Cather, My Antonia:

    Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.

  3. Chinese Proverb:

    There is many a good man to be found under a shabby hat.

  4. Sinclair Lewis:

    In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman.

  5. Edward Dahlberg:

    Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.

Translations for shabby

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  • ošuntělýCzech
  • schäbigGerman
  • zarrapastroso, raídoSpanish
  • nuhjuinen, nukkavieru, surkea, onneton, nuhruinenFinnish
  • élimé, minable, miteux, usé, râpéFrench
  • जर्जरHindi
  • lusuhIndonesian
  • ぼろぼろ, 手のひらJapanese
  • schappegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • pūtaitai, taretare, kanukanuMāori
  • haveloosDutch
  • tosco, esbodegado, gasto, esfarrapado, estropiadoPortuguese
  • поношенный, плюгавый, потрёпанный, убогий, запущенный, захудалый, потёртый, жалкий, ветхий, обветшалый, подлыйRussian
  • олињао, отрцан, otrcan, похабан, pohaban, olinjaoSerbo-Croatian
  • luggsliten, sjabbig, sjaskig, sjavigSwedish
  • אָפּגעלאָזןYiddish
  • 破旧Chinese

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