Synonyms of shabby in English:


See US English definition of shabby

See UK English definition of shabby

See Spanish definition of gastado


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