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[ʃˈabɪ], [ʃˈabɪ], [ʃ_ˈa_b_ɪ]

Synonyms for Shabby:

poor (adjective)

bankrupt, beggarly, bereft, busted, destitute, dilapidated, distressed, down-and-out, embarrassed, hand-to-mouth, have-not, homeless, impoverished, pauper, penniless, penurious, poor, poverty-stricken, scruffy, squalid.

slovenly (adjective)

careless, dirty, disheveled, messy, neglectful, sloppy, slovenly, unkempt.

unclean (adjective)

crummy, defiled, dingy, disgusting, dusty, festering, fetid, filthy, foul, grimy, grubby, grungy, icky, impure, infectious, insalubrious, mucky, muddy, murky, obscene, odious, offensive, putrid, scatological, septic, smutty, sordid, toxic, unclean, unhygenic, unsanitary, untidy.

Other synonyms and related words:

Brummagem, Hackney, Haggish, Indistinguished, Mothy, Unhandsome, abandoned, abased, abhorrent, abject, abominable, abysmal, age-old, aged, ageing, aging, ailment, all the worse for wear, altered, amateurish, ancestor, ancient, animal, anonymous, antediluvian, antipathetic, antiquated, antique, antiquity, apparently, archaic, arrant, artificial, atrocious, avaricious, awful, awfully, bad, bad condition, bad shape, badly, badly clad, bare, base, battered, beast, beastly, beat-up, bedraggled, begrimed, below contempt, below disdain, below par, below scorn, beneath consideration, beneath contempt, beneath disdain, beneath notice, beneath one, beneath regard, beneath scorn, better, beyond contempt, beyond disdain, beyond scorn, blameworthy, blowzy, bombed-out, brassy, broke, broken, broken-down, brutal, brute, budget, bumbling, cast aside, catchpenny, chary, cheap, cheapjack, cheeseparing, cheesy, chintzy, churlish, clearly, close, clutter, coarse, cold, coldly, come off badly, common, commotion, complaint, contempt, contemptible, contemptuous, corrupt, covetous, creeper, crumbling, cunning, curmudgeonly, currish, damaged, dated, de lana caprina, dead, debased, decayed, decaying, deceitful, decrepit, defective, deficient, degenerate, degenerated, degraded, delinquent, demeaning, deplorable, depraved, derelict, desolate, despicable, despisable, despised, destroyed, deteriorated, deteriorating, detestable, detested, devious, dingily, dire, dirtily, disagreeable, disappointing, disarray, disconsolately, discourteous, discreditable, disease, disfigured, disgraceful, dishevelled, dishonest, dishonorable, dishonourable, disintegrated, disliked, dismal, dismally, disorder, disordered, disorderliness, disorderly, disquiet, disreputable, distinctly, distressingly, disturbance, disused, dog-eared, dowdy, down-at-heel, down-at-the-heel, down-at-the-heels, drab, drabbletailed, drably, draggle-tailed, draggled, draggletailed, dreadful, drearily, dreary, dressed in rags, dubious, dull, dully, dumpy, dying, easy, economic, economical, economy, egregious, embarrassing, enormous, evidently, execrable, exhausted, extortionate, faded, failing, faintly, falling apart, falling to pieces, fast handed, faulty, filthily, flagrant, flash, flashy, flatly, flawed, flea-bitten, flimsily made, flimsy, foetid, forlorn, foully, fourth-class, fraudulent, frayed, frazzled, frigidly, frowsy, frowzy, frugal, frumpish, frumpy, full of holes, fulsome, garish, gaudy, generous, ghastly, gimcrack, gimcracky, gloomily, gone to pot, gone to seed, good, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, graceless, grave, gravely, greedy, grievous, griping, gross, grotty, groveling, grudging, gungy, hackneyed, hated, hateful, heel, heinous, hidebound, hoi polloi, holey, horrible, horrid, humble, ignoble, ignominious, illiberal, imp, impaired, imperfect, impolite, improve, in rags, in ruins, in shreds, in straitened circumstances, in tatters, inadequate, incompetent, incomplete, inconsiderable, inconsiderate, inconspicuous, inefficient, inelegant, inexpensive, infamous, inferior, informal, inglorious, injured, insignificant, insubstantial, insufficient, irregular, jerry-built, jumble, junk, junky, kindly, knackered, lamentable, lap, late, leg, little, loathsome, loose, loud, lousy, low, low quality, low-class, low-down, low-grade, low-priced, low-test, lowly, lumpen, maladroit, manageable, mangy, manifestly, marescent, meager, mean, mean-spirited, measly, mediocre, mercenary, meretricious, mingy, miserable, miserly, moderate, modest, moldy, monstrous, moth-eaten, muddle, mussy, nameless, nasty, near, neat, nefarious, neglected, negligent, new, niggard, niggardly, no-account, no-good, noble, noisome, nominal, not comparable, not in it, not worth having, not worth mentioning, not worth while, not worthwhile, notorious, nugacious, nugatory, obnoxious, obscure, obsolescent, obsolete, obviously, old, old fashioned, on the decline, on the wane, on uppers, one-horse, openly, opprobrious, out, out at elbows, out of it, out of repair, out-dated, outmoded, outrageous, outworn, overused, paltry, parched, parsimonious, passe, past cure, patched, patchy, patently, pathetic, peddling, peremptory, pettifogging, petty, pinchbeck, pinchpenny, pitiable, pitiful, plainly, plastic, plebeian, pokey, poky, poor condition, poor fellow, poor man, poor order, poor person, poor shape, poorly, poorly made, poorly stocked, punk, putid, putrescent, raddled, ragged, raggedy, ramshackle, rank, rapacious, rascal, rascally, rattletrap, ratty, ravelled, reasonable, reduced, regrettable, rejected, rent, reprehensible, reptile, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive, rickety, ripped, rogue, rotten, rough, rubbishy, rude, ruined, ruinous, rumpled, run-down, rundown, ruthful, sad, save, scabby, scandalous, scant, schlock, schlocky, scoundrel, scraggly, scraggy, scrannel, scraping, scrimp, scrubby, scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, second-best, second-class, second-rate, secondhand, seedy, selfish, sensible, seriously, severely, shady, shaggy, shaken, shaky, shameful, shameless, shattered, shocking, shoddily, shoddy, shopworn, showy, skimp, slack, slatternly, sleazy, slight, slipshod, slouchy, slum-like, slumlike, slummy, sluttish, small, sneaking, snide, soberly, soiled, sorry, sparing, spoil, spoiling, sprung, stained, stale, stereotyped, stereotypic, stingy, strait handed, strapped, styleless, substandard, tabid, tackily, tacky, tasteless, tastelessly showy, tatterdemalion, tattered, tatty, tawdry, terrible, thigh, third class, third-rate, thoughtless, threadbare, tight, time-scarred, time-worn, timeworn, tinny, tinpot, tinsel, tinselly, tired, token, too bad, torn, trashy, trite, trivial, trumpery, tumbledown, tuppenny, two-bit, two-for-a-cent, two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny, twopennyhalfpenny, unacceptable, unattractive, unbecoming, unchic, uncivil, uncool, uncourtly, uncouth, under par, underbred, uneven, unexceptional, unexpensive, unfashionable, unfeminine, unfinished, unfortunate, unfortunately, unfriendly, ungenerous, ungenteel, ungentlemanlike, ungentlemanly, unhelpful, unimportant, unimproved, unjust, unkind, unknown, unladylike, unluckily, unmentionable, unmodish, unneat, unpleasant, unpopular, unprincipled, unprofessional, unrespectable, unsatisfactory, unsatisfying, unscrupulous, unseemly, unsightly, unskillful, unsound, unstylish, unsubstantial, untruthful, unused, unwashed, unworthy, unworthy of consideration, unworthy of notice, unworthy of regard, useless, usurious, vain, valueless, venal, very worst, vile, villain, villainous, vulgar, wanting, washed-up, wear out, weather-beaten, weathered, weedy, well-worn, wild, wilted, windblown, windswept, with evil intention, withering, within means, without means, woebegone, woeful, wormy, worn, worn to rags, worn-out, worse, worse for, worse for wear, worst, worth the money, worthless, wrecked, wretch, wretched, wrinkled, zestless.

Rhymes for Shabby:

  1. flabby, cabby, gabby, tabby, crabby;
  2. abbey;

Quotes for Shabby:

  1. When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes. W. H. Auden.
  2. Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien. Edward Dahlberg.
  3. It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to. Edgar Z. Friedenberg.

Idioms of Shabby:

  1. not too shabby
  2. not so shabby/ not too shabby