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English definition of “shoddy”

shoddy

adjective uk   /ˈʃɒd.i/ us    /ˈʃɑː.di/ disapproving

shoddy adjective (BADLY MADE)

badly and carelessly made, using low quality materials: shoddy goods shoddy workmanshipInformal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality

shoddy adjective (NOT RESPECTFUL)

showing little respect, thought, or care: They refused him sick pay when he was off ill, which is a shoddy way to treat an employee.Humiliating and degrading
shoddily
adverb uk   /ˈʃɒd.ɪ.li/ us    /ˈʃɑː.dɪ-/
These clothes are very shoddily made. I've been treated very shoddily by the company.Humiliating and degradingInformal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality
shoddiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us    /ˈʃɑː.di-/
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