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adj. shod·di·er, shod·di·est
1. Made of or containing inferior material.
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
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.
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Adv.1.shoddily - in a shoddy manner; "a shoddily built house"; "he treated her shoddily"
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[ˈʃɒdɪlɪ] ADV shoddily madechapucero, hecho chapuceramente
shoddily builtmal hecho, mal construido
she was very shoddily treated by himél la trató fatal


[ˈʃɒdɪli] adv [made, built, produced] → mal




(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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