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Cheap vs. Shabby

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Cheapnoun

(obsolete) Trade; traffic; chaffer; chaffering.

Shabbyadjective

Torn or worn; unkempt.

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

Cheapnoun

(obsolete) A market; marketplace.

Shabbyadjective

Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments.

‘The fellow arrived looking rather shabby after journeying so far.’;

Cheapnoun

Price.

Shabbyadjective

Mean; paltry; despicable.

‘shabby treatment’;

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Cheapnoun

(obsolete) A low price; a bargain.

Shabbyadjective

Torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged.

‘Wearing shabby coats and dirty shirts.’;

Cheapnoun

Cheapness; lowness of price; abundance of supply.

Shabbyadjective

Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments.

Cheapadjective

Low and/or reduced in price.

Shabbyadjective

Mean; paltry; despicable; as, shabby treatment.

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Cheapadjective

Of poor quality.

Shabbyadjective

showing signs of wear and tear;

‘a ratty old overcoat’; ‘shabby furniture’; ‘an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains’;

Cheapadjective

Of little worth.

Shabbyadjective

mean and unworthy and despicable;

‘shabby treatment’;

Cheapadjective

Underhand or unfair.

‘the cheap trick of hiding deadly lava under pushable blocks’;

Cheapadjective

Stingy; mean; excessively frugal.

‘Insurance is expensive, but don't be so cheap that you risk losing your home because of a fire.’;

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Cheapadjective

(finance) Trading at a price level which is low relative to historical trends, a similar asset, or (for derivatives) a theoretical value.

‘The ETF is trading cheap to NAV right now; we can arb this by buying the ETF and selling the underlying constituents.’;

Cheapnoun

A bargain; a purchase; cheapness.

‘The sack that thou hast drunk me would have bought me lights as good cheap at the dearest chandler's in Europe.’;

Cheapadjective

Having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real value.

‘Where there are a great sellers to a few buyers, there the thing to be sold will be cheap.’;

Cheapadjective

Of comparatively small value; common; mean.

‘You grow cheap in every subject's eye.’;

Cheapadverb

Cheaply.

Cheapverb

To buy; to bargain.

Cheapadjective

relatively low in price or charging low prices;

‘it would have been cheap at twice the price’; ‘inexpensive family restaurants’;

Cheapadjective

tastelessly showy;

‘a flash car’; ‘a flashy ring’; ‘garish colors’; ‘a gaudy costume’; ‘loud sport shirts’; ‘a meretricious yet stylish book’; ‘tawdry ornaments’;

Cheapadjective

of very poor quality

Cheapadjective

embarrassingly stingy

Cheapadjective

low in price, especially in relation to similar items or services

‘local buses were reliable and cheap’;

Cheapadjective

charging low prices

‘a cheap restaurant’;

Cheapadjective

inexpensive because of inferior quality

‘cheap, shoddy goods’;

Cheapadjective

of little worth because achieved in a discreditable way requiring little effort

‘her moment of cheap triumph’;

Cheapadjective

deserving contempt

‘a cheap trick’;

Cheapadjective

miserly

‘she's too cheap to send me a postcard’;

Cheapadverb

at or for a low price

‘a house that was going cheap because of the war’;

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