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shabby

shab·by

shabby

pronunciation:
shae bi
part of speech: adjective
inflections: shabbier, shabbiest
definition 1: showing signs of wear; threadbare; run-down.
a shabby coata shabby building
synonyms:
beat-up, crummy, dingy, frayed, mangy, seedy, worn
antonyms:
new
similar words:
bedraggled, dilapidated, disreputable, dowdy, grungy, ragged, ratty, run-down, squalid, threadbare, woebegone, woeful
definition 2: seedily dressed; having an uncared-for appearance.
a shabby old drunkard
synonyms:
frowzy, ragged, scraggly, scruffy, seedy, unkempt
antonyms:
elegant, neat, spruce, well-groomed
similar words:
bedraggled, beggarly, blowzy, disheveled, disreputable, dowdy, grubby, grungy, mangy, slovenly, threadbare
definition 3: of poor quality; inferior.
They did a shabby job.
synonyms:
base, cheap, mean, poor, ragged, shoddy, sloppy, wretched
antonyms:
elegant, good, quality, superior
similar words:
careless, coarse, imperfect, inferior, low, mediocre, secondary, slipshod, sorry, substandard, woeful
definition 4: hurtful or ungenerous for no just cause; unfair; despicable.
shabby conduct
synonyms:
contemptible, despicable, grubby, low, mean, shoddy, wretched
antonyms:
decent, honorable
similar words:
base, coarse, crummy, disgraceful, hurtful, ignoble, ignominious, miserable, opprobrious, sorry, unfair, ungenerous
derivations: shabbily (adv.), shabbiness (n.)