What is another word for shabbiest?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈabɪəst] (IPA)

The word "shabbiest" indicates something that is unattractive, worn out or in poor condition. There are several synonyms that can be used in place of shabbiest, including tattiest, scruffiest, and dingiest. Other synonyms to describe a place or thing in a similar way include rundown, seedy, dilapidated, and derelict. These words suggest neglect, disrepair, or abandonment. On the other hand, the word "shabbiest" can also mean something that is poorly dressed, and in this case, words like sloppiest, scruffiest, and frumpiest could be used instead. Whatever the context, these synonyms portray a sense of untidiness and unattractiveness.

What are the hypernyms for Shabbiest?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Shabbiest

His free and easy mode of conduct, unmarked by the slightest effort at concealment, afforded a protection which he could not have found in the shabbiest hovel and under the most elaborate disguise.
"The Gray Phantom's Return"
Herman Landon
She was in her very shabbiest and oldest dress to-day, and the joy and brightness of her appearance of twenty-four hours ago had absolutely left her young face.
"A Very Naughty Girl"
L. T. Meade
Sylvia, in her shabbiest dress, with a pinched, cold look on her face, was standing by the embers of the fire.
"A Very Naughty Girl"
L. T. Meade

Famous quotes with Shabbiest

  • In brief, all this Mammon- Gospel, of Supply-and-demand, Competition, Laissez-faire, and Devil take the hindmost, begins to be one of the shabbiest Gospels ever preached on Earth; or altogether the shabbiest.
    Thomas Carlyle

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