[ shod-ee ]
/ ˈʃɒd i /
adjective, shod·di·er, shod·di·est.
of poor quality or inferior workmanship: a shoddy bookcase.
intentionally rude or inconsiderate; shabby: shoddy behavior.
noun, plural shod·dies.
a fibrous material obtained by shredding unfelted rags or waste.Compare mungo.
anything inferior, especially a handmade item or manufactured product.
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Origin of shoddy
First recorded in 1825–35; origin uncertain
OTHER WORDS FROM shoddyshod·di·ly, adverbshod·di·ness, nounhalf-shod·dy, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for shoddiness
He retains a semi-stunned look of restrained disgust at the shoddiness and unearned smarminess of the proceedings.
I was tired of the shoddiness of the entire shoddy situation.The Prairie Child|Arthur Stringer
British Dictionary definitions for shoddiness
/ (ˈʃɒdɪ) /
adjective -dier or -diest
imitating something of better quality
of poor quality; trashy
made of shoddy material
noun plural -dies
a yarn or fabric made from wool waste or clippings
anything of inferior quality that is designed to simulate superior quality
Derived forms of shoddyshoddily, adverbshoddiness, noun
Word Origin for shoddy
C19: of unknown origin
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