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Synonyms for shabby
ˈʃæb i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moth-eaten, ratty, shabby, tatty(adj)

    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. shabby(adj)

    mean and unworthy and despicable

    "shabby treatment"

    Synonyms:
    ratty, moth-eaten, tatty

    Antonyms:
    honourable, new, honorable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shabby

    Synonyms:
    ragged, threadbare, contemptible, beggarly, paltry

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shabby(a.)

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

  2. shabby(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shabby(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    seedy, shoddy

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1174flash
#1986cold
#6888loud
#15965dusty
#20982trashy
#25249shabby
#25360stale
#27233ragged
#33469flashy
#38672tacky
#51821shoddy
#54808seedy
#57224paltry
#59182gaudy
#79242garish
#79400ratty
#79651contemptible
#85672tatty
#96968brassy
#100279threadbare
#100861tawdry
#149613beggarly
#209600meretricious

How to use shabby in a sentence?

  1. Albert Einstein:

    If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.

  2. 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.

  3. Tarrant County:

    I don't think you go on a vacation and disappear, and don't tell anybody, and cut your hair and dye your hair, and hide out in a shabby apartment in a resort town. ... They fought so hard to keep him out of trouble when he killed four innocent people drinking three times the legal limit of alcohol, there's no doubt in my mind that when the video came out that showed him at that party and he was facing a possible revocation of probation, they made a conscious decision to run, and they did.

  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. Gavin Williamson:

    With the Met Police not willing to do a criminal investigation it is clear a proper, full and impartial investigation needs to be conducted on this shabby and discredited witch hunt.


Translations for shabby

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  • ošuntělýCzech
  • schäbigGerman
  • raído, zarrapastrosoSpanish
  • onneton, nukkavieru, surkea, nuhruinen, nuhjuinenFinnish
  • élimé, miteux, usé, minable, râpéFrench
  • जर्जरHindi
  • ぼろぼろ, 手のひらJapanese
  • schappegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • pūtaitai, kanukanu, taretareMāori
  • haveloosDutch
  • esfarrapado, tosco, estropiado, esbodegado, gastoPortuguese
  • захудалый, подлый, обветшалый, ветхий, жалкий, потёртый, поношенный, запущенный, убогий, потрёпанный, плюгавыйRussian
  • olinjao, похабан, отрцан, олињао, otrcan, pohabanSerbo-Croatian
  • sjavig, sjabbig, sjaskig, luggslitenSwedish
  • 破旧Chinese

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