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English definition of “shoddy”

shoddy

adjective (BADLY MADE)    /ˈʃɒd.i/ US  /ˈʃɑː.di/ disapproving
badly and carelessly made, using low quality materials: shoddy goods shoddy workmanshipInformal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality shoddily     /ˈʃɒd.ɪ.li/ US  /ˈʃɑː.dɪ-/ adverb 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     /-nəs/ US  /ˈʃɑː.di-/ noun [U]
(Definition of shoddy adjective (BADLY MADE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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