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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

::: dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
::: debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
::: haphazard - random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town
::: recuperate - recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
::: divulge - reveal
::: witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
::: accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
::: bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
::: converge - approach; tend to meet; come together
::: contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention