Definition of 'shabby'
Example sentences containing 'shabby'
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The building is shabby and there is no money for anything save for emergencies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On the basis of this match the present looks none too shabby either. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Lily sank with a sigh into one of the shabby leather chairs. The House of Mirth (1905)Being able to forgive shabby behaviour is a strong move and helps you get on with life. The Sun (2009)Why give tacit approval to the shabby treatment meted out to savers? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He buys his shabby clothes in charity shops. The Sun (2016)Right across your life people realise you will not accept shabby treatment. The Sun (2008)The last one was narrow, and covered with shabby strips of old carpet. A Little Princess (1905)If that is her calculation, it is a shabby one. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's shabby behaviour and you could just end up losing both. The Sun (2015)Beside it stood a person in shabby clothes with his thumb out, hoping to hitch a ride. Christianity Today (2000)In a life still blighted by his sick, domineering mother he wears his disappointment like a shabby old anorak. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Perhaps something dirty, something shabby. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Osama evidently resented this shabby behaviour, and it was said he could not sleep when he sensed his mother was upset. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I lived there for some time; and was very shabby and dirty. The Water Babies (1863)REMEMBER when a bank was a shabby grey building and the only person giving advice was a real bank manager in a stuffy office? The Sun (2011)There's a shabby chic feel, alongside some contemporary touches. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She is not the only one to be scandalised by our Government's shabby treatment of the legendary soldiers. The Sun (2009)The insides of the homes are usually a tasteless mess, a bit shabby, with old carpet that smells of dog. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If I were shabby no one would have me: a woman is asked out as much for her clothes as for herself. The House of Mirth (1905)
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Translations for 'shabby'
British English: shabby /ˈʃæbɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Shabby things or places look old and in bad condition.
His clothes were old and shabby.
- American English: shabby
- Arabic: بالٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: surrado
- Chinese: 破旧的
- Croatian: otrcan
- Czech: zanedbaný
- Danish: luvslidt
- Dutch: versleten
- European Spanish: gastado
- Finnish: nuhruinen
- French: défraîchi
- German: schäbig
- Greek: φθαρμένος
- Italian: logoro
- Japanese: みすぼらしい
- Korean: 초라한
- Norwegian: sjasket
- Polish: wytarty
- European Portuguese: esfarrapado
- Romanian: ponosit
- Russian: убогий
- Spanish: gastado
- Swedish: sjabbig
- Thai: มองดูเก่า
- Turkish: eski püskü
- Ukrainian: поношений
- Vietnamese: tiều tụy
Definition of shabby from the Collins English Dictionary
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