Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: shoddy

Definition: made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick


Sentences Containing 'shoddy'

At this point her former ally Daniel Pipes wrote a blog entry attacking "Laurie Mylroie's Shoddy, Loopy, Zany Theories."
Hynek also spoke out against what he saw as shoddy research by the Air Force.
Under the corporate name of Bennington Woolen Co., the Fishers converted the mill to the production of overcoatings made from wool shoddy.
While the Action Plan talks about assistance for survivors of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, there is no mention of Chinese activists who have been detained since last June for pursuing the issue of shoddy construction in schools that collapsed during the quake.

More Vocab Words

::: posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
::: superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
::: compartment - one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
::: disparage - belittle
::: erroneous - mistaken; wrong; incorrect
::: sonorous - resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
::: potable - suitable for drinking; drinkable
::: imply - suggest a meaning not expressed; signify
::: quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
::: unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste