adjective, shab·bi·er, shab·bi·est.
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Origin of shabby
OTHER WORDS FROM shabbyshab·bi·ly, adverbshab·bi·ness, nounun·shab·bi·ly, adverbun·shab·by, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for shabbily
It was empty of human presence, and yet his wife had stamped something of herself on the shabbily furnished sitting-room.Studies in Wives|Marie Belloc Lowndes
You mustn't for a moment believe, dearest, that I hold myself superior to those who happen to be shabbily dressed.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
It was a large room, shabbily furnished in yellow, the frescoed walls representing the Bay of Naples.Dorothy and other Italian Stories|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Mr. Bryan has shabbily infringed that good American doctrine that politics should end at the water's edge.
That's the reason why zoologists and showmen have treated my thick-tailed boy so shabbily.Popular Adventure Tales|Mayne Reid