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Articles that make confident claims about parenting on the basis of shoddy evidence can fuel the fire—giving mommy-shamers unwarranted confidence to scold parents.

No wonder the result is a mixed bag, squandering rich materials through shoddy construction.

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It’s a lot less scary with a friend, and downright frustrating when you don’t have a human partner and have to deal with the shoddy AI of the forced cooperative play.

Over the past several years, institutional investors had largely shied away from China’s e-cigarette makers, an industry that was teeming with shoddy workshops and lacked regulatory oversight.

The article revealed the company’s aggressive pursuit of current and former tenants in court over unpaid rent and broken leases, even in cases where tenants were in the right, as well as the shoddy conditions of many units.

Shoddy well construction is considered a primary cause of groundwater contamination at drilling sites.

They are vouching for Shadman, saying he is a scapegoat of a shoddy investigation.

Some of the stuff has been so shoddy and so sloppy that our soldiers are over there dying in the shower from electrocution.

Washington could take a lesson in how to handle foul plays and shoddy calls from what happens in the NHL.

The levees failed because of shoddy maintenance by a federal agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Our churches as a rule are shoddy and inharmonious affairs compared with those in England.

The wastes are also utilized, being mixed with "shoddy" (wool from cloth cuttings or rags) to make woolen goods of a cheap grade.

Here is a factory in which a great many people are making shoddy clothing.

But why are the people making shoddy goods—why don't they make decent clothing, since they can do it quite as well?

A mattress—a common jute bag stuffed with straw—and a blanket of thin shoddy came first.


On this page you'll find 95 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shoddy, such as: inferior, run down, shabby, shameful, base, and common.

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