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adjective. ['ˈʃæbi'] showing signs of wear and tear.
Rhymes with Shabby
Sentences with shabby
1. Verb, base form
A crisp, clean look or shabby chic can be created with the right tools and products.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Just be sure to follow the first scored line carefully to prevent a shabby edge.
Traditionally, these crafty ventures tend to favor more rustic and shabby chic aesthetics.
Quotes about shabby
1. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.
- Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
2. The library was a little old shabby place. Francie thought it was beautiful. The feeling she had about it was as good as the feeling she had about church. She pushed open the door and went in. She liked the combined smell of worn leather bindings, library past and freshly inked stamping pads better than she liked the smell of burning incense at high mass.
- Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
3. The true men of action in our time those who transform the world are not the politicians and statesmen but the scientists. Unfortunately poetry cannot celebrate them because their deeds are concerned with things, not persons, and are therefore speechless. When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes.
- W.H. Auden
adjective. trying to maintain dignity and self respect despite shabbiness.
adjective. ['ˈʃæbi'] mean and unworthy and despicable.