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shabbyadjective

 us   /ˈʃæb·i/
  • shabby adjective (IN BAD CONDITION)

looking old and in bad condition because of wear or lack of care: The man wore a long, shabby coat. We parked near Bobby’s shabby trailer.
  • shabby adjective (NOT FAIR)

not fair or showing respect; unacceptable: Her salary is $305,000 this year – not too shabby (= very generous).
(Definition of shabby from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"shabby" in British English

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shabbyadjective

uk   /ˈʃæb.i/  us   /ˈʃæb.i/
shabbily
adverb uk   /ˈʃæb.əl.i/  us   /ˈʃæb.əl.i/
shabbily dressed The hostages were shabbily treated when they came home.
shabbiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈʃæb.i.nəs/  us   /ˈʃæb.i.nəs/
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