shoddy


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shod·dy

 (shŏd′ē)
adj. shod·di·er, shod·di·est
1. Made of or containing inferior material.
2.
a. Of poor quality or craft.
b. Rundown; shabby.
3. Dishonest or reprehensible: shoddy business practices.
4. Conspicuously and cheaply imitative.
n. pl. shod·dies
1.
a. Woolen yarn made partially or entirely from scraps or used clothing.
b. Cloth made from or containing such yarn.
2. Something of inferior quality; a cheap imitation.

[Earlier shoddy, worthless material, yarn made by shredding used woolen rags, perhaps from dialectal shoad, shode, loose fragments of ore on the ground indicating the presence of a lode, from Old English scādan, scēadan, to shed, divide ; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

shod′di·ly adv.
shod′di·ness n.

shoddy

(ˈʃɒdɪ)
adj, -dier or -diest
1. imitating something of better quality
2. of poor quality; trashy
3. made of shoddy material
n, pl -dies
4. (Textiles) a yarn or fabric made from wool waste or clippings
5. anything of inferior quality that is designed to simulate superior quality
[C19: of unknown origin]
ˈshoddily adv
ˈshoddiness n

shod•dy

(ˈʃɒd i)

adj. -di•er, -di•est, adj.
1. of inferior quality or workmanship.
2. rude or inconsiderate; shabby.
n.
3.
a. a fiber made from reclaimed wool, generally of a longer staple and of better quality than mungo.
b. a low-grade fabric made from this, usu. in combination with other fibers.
4. an inferior product, merchandise, etc.
[1825–35]
shod′di•ly, adv.
shod′di•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoddy - reclaimed wool fiber
wool - fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
Adj.1.shoddy - cheap and shoddy; "cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist
inferior - of low or inferior quality
2.shoddy - of inferior workmanship and materials; "mean little jerry-built houses"
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"
3.shoddy - designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently; "the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

shoddy

adjective inferior, poor, second-rate, cheap, tacky (informal), tawdry, tatty, trashy, low-rent (informal, chiefly U.S.), slipshod, cheapo (informal), rubbishy, junky (informal), cheap-jack (informal) I'm normally quick to complain about shoddy service.
fine, quality, excellent, careful, accurate, meticulous, well-made, first-rate, considerate, superlative, craftsman-like

shoddy

adjective
1. Of decidedly inferior quality:
Informal: cheesy.
Slang: crummy, schlocky.
2. Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Informal: tacky.
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
Translations
دَنيء، حَقير، واطئرَديء، غَيْر مُتْقَن
podřadnýsprostý
dårligtarvelig
ala-arvoinenhuonolaatuinenkehnosurkea
lúaleguróvandaîur
palaikis
nekrietnssliktas kvalitātes-slikts
adîiğrençkalitesiztapon

shoddy

[ˈʃɒdɪ]
A. ADJ (shoddier (compar) (shoddiest (superl))) [merchandise, product] → de baja calidad, de pacotilla; [work, service] → chapucero
B. N (= cloth) → paño m burdo de lana; (= wool) → lana f regenerada; (as waste, fertilizer) → desechos mpl de lana

shoddy

[ˈʃɒdi] adj
[goods] → de mauvaise qualité; [workmanship, work] → mauvais(e)
[treatment, behaviour] → exécrable

shoddy

adj (+er)schäbig; workschludrig; goodsminderwertig; serviceschlampig, schluderig; a shoddy attemptein schluderiger Versuch
n (= cloth)Shoddy nt or m

shoddy

[ˈʃɒdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → scadente

shoddy

(ˈʃodi) adjective
1. of poor material or quality. shoddy furniture.
2. mean and contemptible. a shoddy trick.
ˈshoddily adverb
ˈshoddiness noun
References in classic literature ?
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Luckily, too, or else there would have been more shoddy reputations for first-rate seamanship.
But a shoddy lady writer and a journalist who had murdered his wife in the sight of God--they should enter no villa at his introduction.
Within the Hellespont we saw where the original first shoddy contract mentioned in history was carried out, and the "parties of the second part" gently rebuked by Xerxes.
She wears a shoddy black coat that reaches nearly to her knees and is shaped to her waist.
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The Professor, dressed in his only suit of shoddy tweeds, but flapping to and fro on the bare boards a pair of incredibly dilapidated slippers, had thrust his hands deep into the overstrained pockets of his jacket.
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The comment came a day after Maharashtra minister for public works Jaidutt Kshirsagar directed Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation to review the shoddy work on the Mangalwari road overbridge (ROB).
Dr Freddy Patel, described as being arrogant and having a bad attitude, was finally banned from practising as a medic after being investigated numerous times and suspended on two previous occasions over his shoddy work dating back a decade.
We are dismayed that an allegation of shoddy workmanship with reference to the King Hamad University Hospital Project has been made in an editorial (GDN, March 4).