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adjective shabby pronunciation in British English /ˈʃæbi/ 
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adjectiveshabby
comparativeshabbier
superlativeshabbiest
  1. 1
    old and in bad condition

    shabby clothes/furniture/buildings

    1. a.
      dressed in clothes that are old or in bad condition

      The children were all so shabby and hungry.

      feel shabby:

      Linda felt shabby standing next to Andrea in her fashionable clothes.

  2. 3
    of low quality

    He blasted the lawyers for submitting such shabby paperwork.

    a shop selling shabby goods

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shabbily

adverb

shabbiness

noun [uncountable]

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