What is another word for shoddy?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈɒdi] (IPA)

When we describe something as "shoddy", we often mean that it is of poor quality and has been poorly made or put together. Synonyms for this word include "inferior", "cheap", "substandard", "defective", "faulty", "poor", "unsatisfactory", "inadequate", "second-rate", and "low-grade". Each of these words describes something that is not up to par or lacks the necessary care and attention that should be given to it. When looking for the opposite of "shoddy", words such as "excellent", "outstanding", "superior", "high-quality", and "well-made" can be used.

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What are the hypernyms for Shoddy?

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What are the hyponyms for Shoddy?

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What are the opposite words for shoddy?

Shoddy means something poorly made or inferior in quality. Its antonyms are words that signify high quality, perfection, and excellent workmanship. Some of the antonyms for shoddy are superb, superior, first-rate, exceptional, excellent, top-notch, outstanding, and flawless. These words describe something that is made with precision and skill, and that is of the highest standard. They connote an item of superior quality that has been made with care and attention. When looking for goods or services, it is essential to look for these antonyms of shoddy to ensure that we invest our money carefully and wisely.

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Usage examples for Shoddy

The place looked rather shoddy but it had three pine booths and nine revolving stools.
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Durham, Andrew Everett
Everything that wasn't old was shoddy.
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He sed he could furnish the powder and shoddy, and wouldn't charge over five per cent.
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia"
Seba Smith

Famous quotes with Shoddy

  • 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 think that there's been an unfortunate tendency for right wing think tanks to dominate these discussions. They often produce very shoddy studies and policy recommendations, which are nevertheless taken very seriously.
    Juan Cole
  • I completely scorn the falsifying, the sanctimonious, the cheap and the shoddy.
    Ralph Thomas Walker
  • If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.
    Albert Einstein
  • It would be a great abuse of my position to write that it was Northwest Airlines that treated us in this shoddy and inexcusable way, so I won't.
    Bill Bryson

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