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shoddy

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɒdi
 
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Definition of shoddy in English:

adjective (shoddier, shoddiest)

1Badly made or done: we’re not paying good money for shoddy goods
More example sentences
  • Describing me, he refers to my shoddy suit and badly scuffed shoes.
  • Even then, homeowners often complain of shoddy workmanship.
  • We can't say much about your shoddy workmanship, your poor literacy skills or your goldfish-like imagination.
Synonyms
informal tacky, tatty, junky
British informal ropy, duff, rubbish, grotty
careless, slapdash, sloppy, slipshod, scrappy, untidy, messy, hasty, hurried, negligent, cursory
1.1Lacking moral principle; sordid: a shoddy misuse of the honours system
More example sentences
  • That, given sufficient publicity some kind of audience will appeal for almost any event, no matter how shoddy or potentially immoral.
  • Historically, it has a shoddy pedigree of corruption and death.
  • David thinks it's time to tear up the PC rule book and pull black men up on their shoddy behaviour.

noun

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An inferior quality yarn or fabric made from the shredded fibre of waste woollen cloth or clippings: the production of shoddy and mattress stuffing
More example sentences
  • There are cotton shoddy mats and foams and absorbers.
  • Replacing cotton shoddy with this new fiber may help auto makers avoid the issue.

Origin

mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

Derivatives

shoddily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Drab high-rise, shoddily constructed buildings in poorly designed developments have shot up everywhere.
  • The teachers at the school feel they have been treated shoddily and are concerned about finding future employment in the city.
  • And why should the human reproductive system be so shoddily designed?

shoddiness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • That undermines the value of the work, not for dishonesty, but shoddiness.
  • What makes her work worthy of coverage when work of equivalent shoddiness and offensiveness is regarded as absolutely off-limits?
  • Even in those cases where the Police may not be involved, the shoddiness and incompetence demonstrated makes it difficult to retain any respect for the Police.

Words that rhyme with shoddy

body, embody, Irrawaddy, Kirkcaldy, noddy, Passamaquoddy, Soddy, squaddie, toddy, wadi

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