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shoddy

shod·dy

shoddy

 
 
pronunciation:
sha di
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: shoddier, shoddiest
definition 1: of low quality; poorly made or carried out; shabby.
A shoddy pair of shoes like that will fall apart in no time.Shoddy workmanship went into this furniture.
synonyms:
base, cheap, cheesy, inferior, low, low-grade, mean, shabby
antonyms:
cunning, elegant, quality, superior, topnotch, well-made, workmanlike
similar words:
chintzy, coarse, disreputable, poor, ragged, sleazy, sloppy, sorry, tacky, tatty, tawdry
definition 2: imitating something of superior quality; sham.
shoddy pearls
synonyms:
ersatz, fake, false, imitation, phony, sham
similar words:
bogus, counterfeit, forgery, mock, pseudo
definition 3: dishonest or mean-spirited.
shoddy gossip
synonyms:
deceitful, dishonest, duplicitous, mean
similar words:
hateful, low, malevolent, mendacious, shabby, spiteful, vindictive
definition 4: made of low-grade fiber produced from shredded rags.
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part of speech: noun
inflections: shoddies
definition 1: a low-grade fiber obtained from shredded rags, or something made of this fiber.
definition 2: something of inferior quality, esp. an imitation.
synonyms:
fake, phony, sham
similar words:
copy, counterfeit, forgery, imitation, mock, ripoff, simulation
derivations: shoddily (adv.), shoddiness (n.)