Definition of shabby:
broken-down, bedraggled, tacky, antipathetic, run-down, vile, wretched, mean, faded, moth-eaten, detestable, substandard, miserable, rude, decayed, thoughtless, mothy, scrubby, rundown, tattered, unkind, contemptible, mediocre, pitiful, low, second-rate, despisable, noble, stingy, low-grade, down-at-heel, gimcrack, flash, garish, worn, tawdry, selfish, mercenary, dishonourable, mangy, second-class, sleazy, trashy, mean, seedy, better, shoddy, flashy, dishonorable, paltry, abominable, cold, kindly, infamous, repugnant, rotten, nasty, threadbare, brassy, nefarious, inferior, meager, tatty, low-quality, neat, common, stale, despicable, loathsome, abhorrent, decaying, obnoxious, loud, ratty, lousy, good, miserly, generous, cheap, gaudy, meretricious, decrepit, new, contemptible, ragged, low.
- poor (part of speech: adjective)
unclean (part of speech: adjective)
- slovenly (part of speech: adjective)
- "The White Peacock", D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence.
- "Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge", Pemberton Ginther.
- "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.