Synonyms and Antonyms of shabby
1 showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect shabby wallpaper that was peeling from the walls Synonyms beat-up, bombed-out, dilapidated, dog-eared, down-at-the-heels (or down-at-heel also down-at-the-heel or down-at-heels), dumpy, grungy, mangy, mean, miserable, moth-eaten, neglected, ratty, run-down, scrubby, scruffy, seedy, sleazy, tacky, tatterdemalion, tatty, threadbare, timeworn, tumbledown Related Words abandoned, uncared-for, unkept; desolate, forlorn, godforsaken; broken-down, decrepit, tired, worn-out; bedraggled, dingy, ragged, tattered; decaying, deteriorated, deteriorating, rackety, ramshackle, rattletrap, rickety, tumbledown; broken, damaged, destroyed, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured, ruined, wrecked Phrases gone to seed Near Antonyms brand-new, fresh, new; cared-for, kept-up, maintained; mended, patched, rebuilt, reconstructed; smart, spiffy, spruce
2 worn or torn into or as if into rags shabby, stained clothes that are barely better than rags Synonyms frayed, raggedy, ratty, seedy, ragged, tattered, threadbare, worn-outRelated Words dowdy, scruffy, tatterdemalion; dingy, faded; lacerate (or lacerated), shredded; holey, patchy; broken-down, decrepit, dilapidated, dog-eared, grungy, mangy, moth-eaten, run-down, scuzzy [slang], tackyNear Antonyms brand-new, new, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), unused
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