Adjective > Shabby

Adjective > Shabby

(also more shabby; most shabby)

1 : in poor condition especially because of age or use

The furniture was old and shabby.

He wore a shabby coat.

Her first apartment was pretty shabby.

2 : dressed in clothes that are old and worn

shabby workmen

3 : informal : not fair, generous, or reasonable

They complained about the shabby treatment they received at the hotel.

Backing out of the deal was a shabby thing to do.

not (too) shabby informal

fairly good or quite good

He came in second in the race. That’s not too shabby for an inexperienced runner. (=that’s not bad at all for an inexperienced runner)