- n a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
- n an unjust act
- Eventually, Nanaimo plans to equip its grass-cutting machines with GPS devices, so residents piqued by the apparent shabbiness of a particular park or grass verge can use Google to .
- The shabbiness of the surroundings underscores the diligent purpose of the event, at least for now.
- The place has a vaguely familiar feel to it, this air of transient shabbiness and nondescriptitude.
News & Articles
- Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif in Tennessee Williams Rarity
Here they are, New York, the ultimate brother-and-sister act, a pair of genetically matched hams who combine the narcissism, fearfulness, shabbiness and splendor of every actor who ever walked the boards.
June 21, 2013 - New York Times
- Lawrence Small in Playfuls.com
The buildings are shabby. That's the inescapable reality, and that shabbiness is unacceptable,Small said. "When people enter a Smithsonian museum, they should have an immense feeling of pride. Americans should look in awe at these...
- Christopher Isherwood in Wall Street Journal
Christopher Isherwood wrote bitterly of the "mean puritanism" among Labour politicians who seemed to find "virtue in austerity and shabbiness, in controls and restrictions."