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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An unjust act; A lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing.

Usage examples (36)
  • When he did call the shabbiness of the house and the manifest poverty of the family rather disgusted him, but somehow Jennie seemed as sweet to him as ever.
  • As the century waned, even the most ardent New Yorkers looked around and saw a kind of shabbiness at the heart of their town.
  • (generally) behaving very ill on this question, and their shabbiness is the more striking because the Government have behaved so well.
  • Well, maybe old money was allowed a little shabbiness. for more
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