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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
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