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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoddiness - the quality of being cheaply imitative of something bettershoddiness - the quality of being cheaply imitative of something better
worthlessness, ineptitude - having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful; "the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness"
2.shoddiness - the property of weakness by virtue of careless construction
weakness - the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
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[ˈʃɒdɪnɪs] N [of merchandise, product] → baja calidad f; [of work, service] → chapucería f


nSchäbigkeit f; (of work)Schludrigkeit f; (of goods)Minderwertigkeit f


(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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