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It was written in 1940 by Woody Guthrie, allegedly in a shabby hotel room just outside of Times Square—not on the 6, but close enough.

From Time

A friend sees Etta in a bookstore, in her shabby daily costume — a “wrinkled old evening gown” and sneakers.

More and more often, I settle into a shabby, cat-clawed wing chair with the day’s newspapers and periodically snort “Harrumph!”

Ever since I encountered the stunning Tepotztli tools, I’ve been side-eying my shabby cocktail set, quietly suppressing the urge to throw my old tools in the trash and order my dream set.

From Eater

Neither is too shabby, considering how porous some other, more experienced clubs have been.

We met on the third floor of a shabby building in Asadabad in an impossibly spare room that we dragged cushions into.

Graterford is a forbidding, shabby, woebegone facility built in 1929.

It was such a lovely, shabby, many deco building town and completely unexploited.

Are all these setups, coincidences, misunderstandings, a shabby mass tabloid conspiracy, people on the make?

Not too shabby for a creature less than a year old who had never set a tentacle on the pitch.

The English have too much pride to be tricky or shabby, even in the essentially corrupting relation of buyer and seller.

The farmer stooped down, and raised the shabby bonnet from the face of the woman to examine her more carefully.

He turned into an alley, down which, nautically speaking, he rolled into a shabby little court.

She still wore the shabby lace and the artificial bunch of violets on the side of her head.

I am sure there is nothing lower, or more mean and shabby, than getting places and praise a fellow does not deserve.

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On this page you'll find 194 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shabby, such as: crummy, decaying, decrepit, desolate, dilapidated, and dingy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.