shabby

Part of speech: adverb

Shabbily.

Part of speech: noun

Shabbiness.

Part of speech: adjective

Threadbare; ragged; mean; paltry.

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Usage examples "shabby":

  1. Her clothes are neat but shabby- that is not the last look like French women have- but as if they had been turned to " make do"- I suppose she is very poor. - "Man and Maid", Elinor Glyn.
  2. They went very often to the Carrolls, and there, in the shabby old sitting- room, Susan felt happier than she did anywhere else. - "Saturday's Child", Kathleen Norris.
  3. You will find there only a bed, without curtains, and some very shabby furniture. - "Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2", Alexis de Tocqueville.