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English definition of “shabby”

shabby

adjective (NOT FAIR)    /ˈʃæb.i/
C2 not honourable or fair ; unacceptable : She spoke out about the shabby way the case had been handled . I felt the whole affair was a bit shabby.Dishonest shabbily     /-ɪ.li/ adverb shabbily dressed The hostages were shabbily treated when they came home .DishonestIn bad condition shabbiness     /-nəs/ noun [U] In bad condition
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