from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Shabby character or condition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality or state of being sghabby.
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- noun The property of being
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- noun an unjust act
- noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
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When he did call the shabbiness of the house and the manifest poverty of the family rather disgusted him, but somehow Jennie seemed as sweet to him as ever.
(generally) behaving very ill on this question, and their shabbiness is the more striking because the Government have behaved so well.
But that was more of an indictment of the general kind of shabbiness of the campaign, its disorganization, its vacuum of leadership at the top, which is probably the -- you know, a funny part of my book more than -- more than, you know, anything aimed to -- at, you know, taking on anyone, living or dead.
As the century waned, even the most ardent New Yorkers looked around and saw a kind of shabbiness at the heart of their town.
So "shabbiness" due to lack of funds, and "cool" due to the success of rap and hip-hop.
They do look a mess the minute you sit on them but I care more about the feel than the shabbiness.
Maybe they remember the transportation mess and commercial shabbiness at Atlanta.
Ferdinand Lassalle dressed with elegance for his working-men audiences, with the hope, he said, of reminding them that there was something better than their shabbiness.
During my visit, the city was drenched in seasonal rains, but it bathes year-round in a deep-set shabbiness.
The shabbiness extended to the upper floors, but Jane was relieved to discover that she had a room of her own.