Definitions for shoddyˈʃɒd i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
shod•dyˈʃɒd i(adj.)-di•er, -di•est
(adj.)of inferior quality or workmanship.
rude or inconsiderate; shabby.
(n.)a fiber made from reclaimed wool, generally of a longer staple and of better quality than mungo. a low-grade fabric made from this, usu. in combination with other fibers.
an inferior product, merchandise, etc.
Origin of shoddy:
reclaimed wool fiber
cheapjack, shoddy, tawdry(adj)
cheap and shoddy
"cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist
of inferior workmanship and materials
"mean little jerry-built houses"
deceptive, misleading, shoddy(adj)
designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
"the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices"
A low-grade cloth made from by-products of wool processing, or from recycled wool.
Being of poor quality or construction
Do not settle for shoddy knives if you are serious about cooking.
Origin: * , but possibly from shoad, from scádan, or possibly from the Arabic word for reuse. Shoad was of inferior quality for building.
a fibrous material obtained by "deviling," or tearing into fibers, refuse woolen goods, old stockings, rags, druggets, etc. See Mungo
a fabric of inferior quality made of, or containing a large amount of, shoddy
made wholly or in part of shoddy; containing shoddy; as, shoddy cloth; shoddy blankets; hence, colloquially, not genuine; sham; pretentious; as, shoddy aristocracy
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a stuff woven of old woollen fabrics teased into fibre and of new wool intermixed.
Translations for shoddy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of poor material or quality
- swak vervaardigAfrikaans
- رَديء، غَيْر مُتْقَنArabic
- ruimPortuguese (BR)
- φτηνός, που είναι χαμηλής ποιότηταςGreek
- de mala calidadSpanish
- kehv, praak-Estonian
- de cameloteFrench
- घटिया, रद्दी मालHindi
- jeftino, boflCroatian
- buruk, jelekIndonesian
- menkas, palaikisLithuanian
- sliktas kvalitātes-; sliktsLatvian
- kurang bermutuMalay
- sjusket, av dårlig kvalitetNorwegian
- له زړو كوڅخه جوړشوي، له زړو وړيو جوړشوي، پلمه ګر، جوټه، قلبPashto
- de proastă calitateRomanian
- дрянной, низкосортныйRussian
- nekvalitný, podradnýSlovak
- dålig, uselSwedish
- adî, kalitesiz, taponTurkish
- 劣質的Chinese (Trad.)
- поганий, неякіснийUkrainian
- گھٹیا، ادنیUrdu
- chất lượng kémVietnamese
- 劣质的,，假冒的Chinese (Simp.)
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