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Definition 1: reclaimed wool fiber - [noun denoting substance]

(shoddy is a kind of ...) fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving

Definition 2: unethical or dishonest - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shoddy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty police officers
  • a sordid political campaign
  • shoddy business practices

Synonyms for shoddy in the sense of this definition

(shoddy is similar to ...) lacking in integrity

"humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation" "a corrupt and incompetent city government"

Definition 3: made of inferior workmanship and materials - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shoddy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob

Synonyms for shoddy in the sense of this definition

(shoddy is similar to ...) of low or inferior quality

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