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Synonyms for shabby
ˈʃæb ishab·by

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  1. shabby

    Synonyms:
    ragged, threadbare, contemptible, beggarly, paltry

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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

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  1. shabbyadjective

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

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  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. W. H. Auden:

    When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.

  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. 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.

  5. Willa Cather, My Antonia:

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


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