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What is another word for shabby?

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Ragged or tattered, especially of clothes
“Here was a girl in a shabby dress, her hair braided in two untidy ropes, green eyes alive with the poetry.”
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Scruffy or grubby in appearance
“There was an aura of displacement about him, I felt, and it wasn't because of his ragged clothes or the shabby appearance.”
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In poor condition through long use or lack of care
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“Miss Perrybright's School of Etiquette could be found in a shabby building at the far end of a rundown district of small shops.”
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Poor in quality or workmanship
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“For such shabby workmanship as this, there is no excuse, when it may be so easily avoided.”
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Of low social rank or status
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“Rex Mottram, Julia Flyte's crude lover in Brideshead, is a newly rich and self-invented man from a shabby background, vulgar and ostentatious in his hospitality, suspected of crime and violence, and full of status anxiety.”
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Behaving in a mean or unfair way
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“It was a shabby way to treat a sister and a shabbier way to treat a brother.”
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Dirty or unclean, especially disgustingly so
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Frumpy and generally unfashionable in appearance
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Significantly below an amount or level that is adequate
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Unimportant or insignificant in nature
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Attributive form of down at heel
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Built cheaply and shoddily
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Dingy and stuffy
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Done or performed without method or care
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(of a room or building) Uncomfortably small and cramped
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