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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shabbily mean? 

SHABBILY (adverb)
  The adverb SHABBILY has 2 senses:

1. so as to appear worn and threadbare or dilapidated
2. in a mean and ungenerous manner

  Familiarity information: SHABBILY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SHABBILY (adverb)

Sense 1shabbily [BACK TO TOP]


So as to appear worn and threadbare or dilapidated

Context example:

a shabbily dressed man


shabby (showing signs of wear and tear)

Sense 2shabbily [BACK TO TOP]


In a mean and ungenerous manner

Context example:

the two were haggling shabbily in the drawing-room


shabby (mean and unworthy and despicable)

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