from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a shabby manner.
  • adv. Done poorly or ineptly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a shabby manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a shabby manner, in any sense of the word shabby.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. so as to appear worn and threadbare or dilapidated
  • adv. in a mean and ungenerous manner


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  • He said the Fenty administration has treated charter schools "shabbily" and said he would look at the system to make sure that students in the nontraditional public schools are funded equally with those in traditional public schools.

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  • His opinion was shaped by such harsh experiences as being arrested and interrogated in Arkansas for being a "shabbily" dressed "foreigner," a Jew who gave his children "foreign names" among other supposed signs of being a communist threat.

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  • Columnist William F. Buckley Jr., who studied under Weiss at Yale, accused Catholic of "shabbily" treating a "truly eminent" man.

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  • After half a block Pace said, "The word 'shabbily' is inadequate."

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  • United chairman Stephen Thompson recently accused the Scottish Football Association of treating his club "shabbily" for failing to send a compensation offer when Craig Levein agreed to leave United and take over as Scotland manager. Breaking News

  • Stephen Thompson, the United chairman, offered a rare discontented voice in the affair by claiming his club has been treated "shabbily" by the SFA with regard to compensation for the manager.

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  • But Thompson said the SFA had treated United "shabbily" and he had heard nothing from the governing body, whom he accused of acting "disgracefully".

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  • Tuesday night's latest development emerged after Thompson claimed his club had been treated "shabbily" by the SFA in their bid to recruit Levein.


  • But his move from Tannadice appeared to be foundering Tuesday on the issue of compensation, with Thompson saying the club had been treated "shabbily" by the SFA.

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  • Thompson, who reluctantly agreed permission for Levein to speak to the SFA, claimed his club had been treated "shabbily" by the governing body.

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