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shoddy

a yarn or fabric made from wool waste or clippings

Shoddy

Materials or standards of workmanship that are of a low quality; slang term for any inferior quality work.
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Much of Miller's shoddiest reporting, after all, took place on Raines's watch, and it displayed, as many critics have pointed out, a credulous reliance on "inside" and "official" sources.
Jim Belushi guest appears (his show during this season follows TGLS) as a codes inspector, and condemns the converted garage as one of the shoddiest pieces of construction he has seen in his twenty years on the job.
The state is known for natural beauty with rolling hills, wandering streams and lush farm land, but unfortunately it's also known for having one of the shoddiest school systems in the nation and bad public golf courses.
Far from being a spur to creativity, poverty inspired much of his shoddiest and most careless work.
For this is a bewildering tale of royals and royalists promoting faith in democracy's shoddiest, most non-democratic job description.
I'm angry at myself for having had Aunt Steffi's FIRST LOVE begin in the midst of Nature, for having her tell of the sea, the sunset, all these scenic backdrops of Nature that accelerate the decline of so-called love, these set pieces of the shoddiest kind that immediately infect all budding feelings with an element of lightheadedness that eventually brings them to a miserable end.
First, the bibliography is one of the shoddiest imaginable, overlooking many essential pieces written about these writers and their aesthetics, but including almost everything the Professor has written in book form, even his (this is not a joke) baseball fiction.
They are stuck with what "the system" dishes out to them, and all too often they are stuck with the least qualified teachers, the most rigid bureaucratic structures, the fewest choices and the shoddiest quality.
Belgium do not share a berth on the good-behaviour podium with the Dutch but are still far from Europe's shoddiest outfit.
The author of such novels as Prison Doctor, Devil's Circus, and Prison Nurse (this last made into a movie by Republic Pictures, shoddiest of the studios) discovered that soap operas were leaving housewives unfitted to bear their portion of the national destiny's burden.
The CDA was then defanged and refanged in a series of cheap backroom operations that would affront the dignity of the shoddiest Tijuana dentist.