shabby - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    old and in bad condition
    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. 2
    not fair, or not honest

    The whole affair was rather shabby.

  3. 3
    of low quality

    He blasted the lawyers for submitting such shabby paperwork.

    a shop selling shabby goods

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