What does shabby mean?

Definitions for shabby
ˈʃæb ishab·by

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shabby.

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"

  2. shabby(adj)

    mean and unworthy and despicable

    "shabby treatment"

Wiktionary

  1. shabby(Adjective)

    Torn or worn; poor; mean; ragged.

    They lived in a tiny apartment, with some old, shabby furniture.

  2. shabby(Adjective)

    Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments.

    The fellow arrived looking rather shabby after journeying so far.

  3. shabby(Adjective)

    Mean; paltry; despicable.

    shabby treatment

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shabby(noun)

    torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged

  2. Shabby(noun)

    clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments

  3. Shabby(noun)

    mean; paltry; despicable; as, shabby treatment

  4. Origin: [See Shab, n., Scabby, and Scab.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shabby

    shab′i,—adj. threadbare or worn, as clothes: having a look of poverty: mean in look or conduct: low: paltry.—adv. Shabb′ily.—n. Shabb′iness.—adj. Shabb′y-genteel′, keeping up or affecting an appearance of gentility, though really shabby. [An adj. formed from shab, an old by-form of scab—thus a doublet of scabby.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shabby in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shabby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of shabby in a Sentence

  1. Edward Dahlberg:

    Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.

  2. Chinese Proverb:

    There is many a good man to be found under a shabby hat.

  3. Willa Cather:

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

  4. Willa Cather, My Antonia:

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

  5. 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.

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  • 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
  • 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

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