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synonyms for jerry-built

  • cheap
  • defective
  • insubstantial
  • jerry-rigged
  • junky
  • makeshift
  • ramshackle
  • rickety
  • shoddy
  • slipshod
  • unsound
  • unsubstantial
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How to use jerry-built in a sentence

I was an Innkeeper, who loved to carouse; J was a Joiner, and built up a house.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
The jagged top and spurs of San Jacinto Mountain shone like the turrets and posterns of a citadel built of rubies.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
The private chapel, built out from the house on the side next Calne, had not been used for years and years.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
He hardly recognised himself, for, the foundations being shaken, all that was built upon them trembled too.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Civilisation is built up of the "heresies" of men who thought freely and spoke bravely.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
The boy lifted up his pet, and put him back in the pen that had been especially built for the little pig.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Then, kindly and gently, the boy took Squinty over to the place where the corn crib was built on to the barn.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
He rose and kissed her lightly on the forehead, experience teaching him to avoid a stray hair from the carefully built coiffure.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
In some parts of Korea the houses were built of stout timbers, the chinks covered with woven cane and plastered with mud.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
The road had been built for bringing down lumber, and for six miles it was at perilous angles.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
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WORDS RELATED TO JERRY-BUILT

  • broken-down
  • crumbling
  • decrepit
  • derelict
  • dilapidated
  • flimsy
  • jerry-built
  • rickety
  • shabby
  • shaky
  • tottering
  • tumble-down
  • unfirm
  • unsafe
  • unsteady
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