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Definition of Shoddy

Shoddy

  1. Fluffy, fibrous waste from wool carding, worsted spinning, or weaving of woolens.
  2. A fibrous material obtained by "deviling," or tearing into fibers, refuse woolen goods, old stockings, rags, druggets, etc. See Mungo.
  3. A fabric of inferior quality made of, or containing a large amount of, shoddy.
  4. Made wholly or in part of shoddy; containing shoddy; as, shoddy cloth; shoddy blankets; hence, colloquially, not genuine; sham; pretentious; as, shoddy aristocracy.

Shoddy Quotations

I completely scorn the falsifying, the sanctimonious, the cheap and the shoddy.
Ralph Thomas Walker

He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things.
Margery Allingham

I had many opportunities to get behind products in the past, and I was always careful to evaluate all of them. I will not put my name to shoddy items.
Bear Grylls

Faffing is completely harmless, whereas its opposite - dynamic, purposeful activity - is often very harmful. Faffers do not tend to kill people or make them work 12-hour days or sell them shoddy merchandise or lend them vast sums of money that they cannot pay back.
Tom Hodgkinson

I think all actors have a similar deal. You want some people who understand. Although it looks great - and is great - there are also shoddy moments when you feel really rotten, and when it's going well, you're not allowed to complain.
Eddie Redmayne
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Shoddy Translations

shoddy in German is Schund