adjective, shabbier, shabbiest.
impaired by wear, use, etc.; worn:
shabby clothes.
showing conspicuous signs of wear or neglect:
The rooms on the upper floors of the mansion had a rather shabby appearance, as if they had not been much in use of late.
wearing worn clothes or having a slovenly or unkempt appearance:
a shabby person.
run-down, seedy, or dilapidated:
a shabby hotel.
meanly ungenerous or unfair; contemptible, as persons, actions, etc.:
shabby behavior.
inferior; not up to par in quality, performance, etc.:
a shabby rendition of the sonata.
adjective -bier, -biest
threadbare or dilapidated in appearance
wearing worn and dirty clothes; seedy
mean, despicable, or unworthy: shabby treatment
dirty or squalid


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