V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. poorly constructed; 2. showing little consideration or integrity
Synonyms: cheap, inferior, junky, shabby, trashy, unrespectable, sleazy
Antonyms: well-made, expensive
Tips: Shoddy used to mean "wool that was made from woolen waste." Because it referred to an inferior product, shoddy came to mean "poorly or cheaply made; inferior." It may be helpful to think of the similar word shabby. Shoddy work ends up looking shabby--worn out, frayed. While shoddy is used to describe something poorly constructed, shabby describes anything that looks worn and frayed, in particular clothes. The adverb form is shoddily and can be used to describe anything that is poorly done.
The new roof leaked because it was poorly constructed from shoddy materials. (cheap, junky)
It was a pretty shoddily written novel; it seemed to be thrown together very quickly and without much editing. (poorly, shabbily) adverb
It was shoddy furniture that was poorly put together and quickly looked worn and shabby. (cheap, inferior)
He was dressed in shoddy garments, unbefitting an elegant cocktail party. (shabby, unrespectable)
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