adjective, shod·di·er, shod·di·est.
noun, plural shod·dies.
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Origin of shoddy
OTHER WORDS FROM shoddyshod·di·ly, adverbshod·di·ness, nounhalf-shoddy, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for shoddy
“As the police chief has explained, the arrest was the result of shoddy investigation – not faulty technology,” said Garcia.The new lawsuit that shows facial recognition is officially a civil rights issue|Tate Ryan-Mosley|April 14, 2021|MIT Technology Review
With the world in lockdown, there was no way for him to get home, so he spent his time on the ship’s shoddy satellite phone while making decisions about life support and ventilators.Essential, invisible: Covid has 200,000 merchant sailors stuck at sea|Taylor Telford, Jacob Bogage|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
In 2011, a scathing federal audit of CalGEM found shoddy documentation and lax regulation led to failures to protect underground sources of drinking water, like the issues identified in downtown Los Angeles at the Nasco site.Are California Oil Companies Complying With the Law? Even Regulators Often Don’t Know.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun|March 22, 2021|ProPublica
It was there that he saw the shoddy state of affairs of industrial monitoring tools.Brazilian startup Tractian gets the Y Combinator seal of approval for its equipment monitoring tech|Jonathan Shieber|March 19, 2021|TechCrunch
Even when the message is on target and brand-safe, shoddy graphics could still sour the consumer’s perception of the brand.Do you know headless? And what brands fared well in the pandemic; Tuesday’s daily brief|Pamela Parker|March 16, 2021|Search Engine Land
Shoddy well construction is considered a primary cause of groundwater contamination at drilling sites.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are vouching for Shadman, saying he is a scapegoat of a shoddy investigation.
Some of the stuff has been so shoddy and so sloppy that our soldiers are over there dying in the shower from electrocution.
Washington could take a lesson in how to handle foul plays and shoddy calls from what happens in the NHL.What Hockey Players Can Teach our Toothless Politicians|Dave Maney|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The levees failed because of shoddy maintenance by a federal agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Eight Years After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Has Been Resurrected|Jason Berry|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Our churches as a rule are shoddy and inharmonious affairs compared with those in England.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
The wastes are also utilized, being mixed with "shoddy" (wool from cloth cuttings or rags) to make woolen goods of a cheap grade.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
Here is a factory in which a great many people are making shoddy clothing.
But why are the people making shoddy goods—why don't they make decent clothing, since they can do it quite as well?
A mattress—a common jute bag stuffed with straw—and a blanket of thin shoddy came first.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace