名词:shabbiness 副词:shabbily 形容词比较级:shabbier 最高级:shabbiest
adj (-ier, -iest)
1 (a) (of things) in poor condition through much use or being badly cared for （指东西）因使用过久或照管不善而破旧的
*a shabby dress, chair, room 破旧的连衣裙、椅子、房间
* a tramp in shabby old clothes 衣衫褴褛的流浪者.
(b) (of people) poorly dressed （指人）衣着寒酸的
*You look rather shabby in those clothes. 你穿着那种衣服显得很寒酸.
2 (fig 比喻) (of behaviour) mean and unfair; dishonourable （指行为）卑鄙而不正当的, 不光彩的
*a shabby excuse 卑劣的藉口
* play a shabby trick on sb 对某人耍鬼花招.
[Date: 1600-1700; Origin: shab 'scab, worthless man' (11-19 centuries), from Old English sceabb 'scab']
shabby clothes, places, or objects are untidy and in bad condition because they have been used for a long time
Hugh's jacket was old and shabby.
a shabby little restaurant
wearing clothes that are old and worn
a shabby tramp
old-fashioned unfair and unkind
a shabby trick
1. But his boots and trousers were shabby. 可是靴子和裤子却破旧不堪。
2. But just as Soapy entered the restaurant, the head waiter´s eye fell on his shabby trousers and boots. 然而苏比刚踏进餐馆大门，领班待者的目光就落在了他的破裤子烂鞋上。
3. There was clearly nothing left to do but drop herself onto the shabby little couch and weep. 显然没有别的办法,她只好倒在那张破旧的长沙发椅上哭泣.
4. She suffered from the poverty of her home as she looked at the shabby walls, the worn chairs, the ugly curtains. 每每看到因失修而不堪入目的四壁，破旧的椅子和难看的窗帘，都使她倍尝家境贫困之苦。
5. Mr. Hubert Bond, M.P., arrived early the next afternoon in his shiny luxurious car, which made the place look all the more shabby in contrast. 第二天下午，休伯特·邦德议员坐着他那辆闪闪发亮的豪华轿车来了，相形之下，这个地方更显得破烂不堪。