adj (-bier, -biest)
- 1.1 [carpet/sofa/jacket] gastado, muy usado; (threadbare) raído they are shabby-genteel es gente bien venida a menosMore example sentences1.2 (bad, unfair) a shabby trick una mala pasada what a shabby way to treat him qué manera más fea de tratarlo
- Yet their fictional lives are placed in direct contrast with their shabby and poor surroundings.
- Regardless of the kitchen's shabby condition, this was home to Isis.
- They were in shabby condition, having fallen into disrepair.
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.