Worn vs. Shabby

Worn vs. Shabby — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Worn and Shabby

Wornverb

Past participle of wear.

Shabbyadjective

Showing signs of wear and tear; threadbare or worn-out

shabby furniture.

Wornadjective

Affected or damaged by wear or use

the worn pockets on a jacket.

Shabbyadjective

Dilapidated or deteriorated in condition, especially through neglect; seedy

a shabby little park.

Wornadjective

Showing the wearing effects of overwork, worry, or suffering

a pale, worn face.

Shabbyadjective

Wearing threadbare clothing.

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Wornadjective

damaged and shabby as a result of much use

Shabbyadjective

Despicable; mean

a shabby trick.

Wornadjective

affected by wear; damaged by long use;

worn threads on the screwa worn suitthe worn pockets on the jacket

Shabbyadjective

Not generous or just; unfair

shabby treatment.

Wornadjective

showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering;

looking careworn as she bent over her mendingher face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessnessthat raddled but still noble faceshocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face

Shabbyadjective

Of mediocre or substandard quality.

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Shabbyadjective

Torn or worn; unkempt.

They lived in a tiny apartment, with some old, shabby furniture.

Shabbyadjective

Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments.

The fellow arrived looking rather shabby after journeying so far.

Shabbyadjective

Mean; paltry; despicable.

shabby treatment

Shabbyadjective

showing signs of wear and tear;

a ratty old overcoatshabby furniturean old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains

Shabbyadjective

mean and unworthy and despicable;

shabby treatment