Synonyms of shabby in English:


See definition of shabby


1‘a shabby little bar in Paddington’


run down, down at heel, scruffy, uncared-for, neglected, dilapidated, in disrepair, ramshackle, tumbledown

dingy, seedy, slummy, insalubrious, squalid, sordid, mean, wretched, miserable

informal crummy, scuzzy, tacky, grungy, shambly, beat-up

British informal grotty

North American informal shacky


smart, upmarket

2‘an old lady in a shabby grey coat’


scruffy, well worn, worn, old, worn out, threadbare, moth-eaten, mangy, ragged, frayed, tattered, battered, decrepit, having seen better days, falling apart at the seams

faded, dowdy

dirty, grubby

informal tatty, ratty, the worse for wear

North American informal raggedy, raggedy-ass

Australian informal warby

rare out at elbows


new, in good condition

3‘it's pretty hard to come to terms with Angela's shabby treatment of Rick’


contemptible, despicable, dishonourable, disreputable, discreditable, mean, mean-spirited, base, low, dirty, shameful, sorry, ignoble, unfair, unworthy, ungenerous, unkind, ungentlemanly, cheap, shoddy, unpleasant, nasty

informal rotten, low-down, hateful

British informal beastly

vulgar slang shitty

archaic scurvy


decent, honourable