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  • n  the quality of being cheaply imitative of something better
  • n  the property of weakness by virtue of careless construction

  • What is most troublesome about It's Alive, even beyond its shoddiness, is the cynicism with which it was concocted.
  • With considerable validity, the traditionalists have faulted the innovating physicians for romanticism and for shoddiness of method for the ease with which they advance .
  • In the course of the demonstration it unveils miles and miles of that opulent shoddiness, that Brobdingnagian ill taste which is the cinema hall-mark of ignorance.

  • Nanni Moretti in Reuters India
    It seems to me that politicians in Italy are more vulnerable and afraid than before,Moretti, who is also a film director, said. "And the newspapers are more and more prisoners of their own hysterical shoddiness."
  • Wolfson in Bay Area Reporter
    Am I upset about it? Yes. I am upset, frustrated, angry and shocked at the shoddiness of the opinion,said Wolfson. "But in some ways, that's the silver lining. The opinion is so unpersuasive and such a throw back ...... it's unlikely to be...
  • Jackie Speier in San Diego Union Tribune
    If this is representative of the shoddiness and disregard for the value of the taxpayer dollar, then we've got a huge problem in that institution,said Speier, who wants to see an independent department-wide review.

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