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Synonyms for shabby
ˈʃæb ishab·by

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shabby

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    honourable, honorable, new

  2. shabbyadjective

    mean and unworthy and despicable

    "shabby treatment"

    Synonyms:
    ratty, moth-eaten, tatty

    Antonyms:
    honourable, new, honorable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shabbyadjective

    Synonyms:
    ragged, worn, faded, threadbare, worn out

  2. shabbyadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shabbyadjective

    Synonyms:
    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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