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  • adj.broken-down; in poor shape
  • adj.despicable

synonyms for shabbier

  • crummy
  • decaying
  • decrepit
  • desolate
  • dilapidated
  • dingy
  • pitiful
  • ramshackle
  • ratty
  • rickety
  • run-down
  • scruffy
  • seedy
  • shoddy
  • squalid
  • tacky
  • tattered
  • threadbare
  • worn
  • bare
  • bedraggled
  • decayed
  • degenerated
  • deteriorated
  • deteriorating
  • disfigured
  • disreputable
  • dog-eared
  • faded
  • frayed
  • gone to seed
  • mangy
  • meager
  • mean
  • miserable
  • moth-eaten
  • neglected
  • poor
  • poverty-stricken
  • ragged
  • ruined
  • ruinous
  • scrubby
  • sleazy
  • slipshod
  • tired
  • worn-out
  • worse for wear
  • wretched
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antonyms for shabbier

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  • clean
  • fresh
  • good
  • happy
  • healthy
  • new
  • nice
  • stable
  • unused
  • honorable
  • respectable
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How to use shabbier in a sentence

Marian was even stouter and redder in the face than formerly, and decidedly shabbier in attire.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
His boarding-house had become a cheaper one week by week, and his blue jeans had grown shabbier.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
The scanty meals were even scantier than before, and her shabby mourning was getting shabbier and duller.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 451VARIOUS
The straw panama on his head was many shades shabbier than his clothes, as if he had caught it up by accident.
THE BALL AND THE CROSSG.K. CHESTERTON
It was a little better than the usual Gorioun dress, but I should really have been ashamed to put on anything shabbier.
TRAMPING WITH TRAMPSJOSIAH FLYNT
A shabbier figure even than of old, although as neat as ever; a white-faced girl, carrying bundles and parcels.
THE CRUISE OF THE MAKE-BELIEVESTOM GALLON
He acceded to her position, that the Ludgates ought to appear at least no shabbier than the Pimlicos.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 2 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
All the shabbier suburbs are dwarfs, and none drop so suddenly and go so near the ground as the suburbs of the north-east.
LONDON IMPRESSIONSALICE MEYNELL
She had no money, and her clothes were even shabbier than my own, and she was too discouraged even to look for work.
THE LONG DAYDOROTHY RICHARDSON
The pavement grew rougher and dirtier, the houses and small shops that lined the street, shabbier and shabbier.
LETTY AND THE TWINSHELEN SHERMAN GRIFFITH
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