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shoddy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshoddyshod‧dy /ˈʃɒdi $ ˈʃɑːdi/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 BADmade or done cheaply or carelesslyshoddy goods/service/workmanship etc 🔊 We’re not paying good money for shoddy goods.2 UNFAIRunfair and dishonest 🔊 shoddy journalismshoddily adverbshoddiness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
shoddyThe repairs, however, were shoddy.That change occurred because many builders and contractors were sued by homeowners' associations over shoddy construction practices.It should not be difficult to distinguish between the genuine work and the more shoddy effects produced by lithographic reproduction.You have a right to return any shoddy goods you might buy.The telly faded, the shoddy oilcloth vanished, the beautiful sunshine we were missing was forgotten.The shoddy performance of the networks and cable news channels is indefensible.After being ground down by a rude customer and an unsympathetic boss, they might give shoddy service to good customers.The shoddy state of schools sums it up: Britain is getting left behind.shoddy workmanshipshoddy goods/service/workmanship etcAll tenants must be protected against noise, nuisance, harassment and shoddy service.Victor was tormented by things that try us all-council bureaucrats, sloppy workmen, shoddy service.All too often, Labour-controlled councils provide shoddy services at far too high a cost.Why should people get rich from selling shoddy goods, causing us and our pets distress and even death.The same applies in the case of shoddy service, damaged products, faded displays and components that don't fit.We will not tolerate shoddy service, inefficiency or waste.After being ground down by a rude customer and an unsympathetic boss, they might give shoddy service to good customers.
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