shoddy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"shoddy" in British English

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shoddyadjective

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

shoddy adjective (BADLY MADE)

badly and ​carelessly made, using ​lowqualitymaterials: shoddy ​goods shoddy ​workmanship

shoddy adjective (NOT RESPECTFUL)

showing little ​respect, ​thought, or ​care: They ​refused him ​sickpay when he had the ​flu, which is a shoddy way to ​treat an ​employee.
shoddily
adverb uk   /ˈʃɒd.ɪ.li/  us   /ˈʃɑː.dɪ-/
These ​clothes are very shoddily made. I've been ​treated very shoddily by the ​company.
shoddiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/  us   /ˈʃɑː.di-/
(Definition of shoddy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shoddyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈʃɑd·i/
made or done without ​care: The ​furniture is shoddy and ​cheap.
(Definition of shoddy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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