Definition of shabbiness:
- slovenliness (part of speech: noun)
- uncleanness (part of speech: noun)
- "On Compromise", John Morley.
Now the very shabbiness of his appearance, and the look of appealing misery in his features, opened in her bosom the gate through which compassion could enter, and, with that generous self- forgetfulness which was the chief factor of her character, she leaned over toward him, and said: " You must have been very sick, Mr. Strand.- "Tales From Two Hemispheres", Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen.
- "Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge", Pemberton Ginther.