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- n. The property of being shoddy.
- n. The result or product of being shoddy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being cheaply imitative of something better
- n. the property of weakness by virtue of careless construction
CEO Katsuaki Watanabe offered apologies and acknowledeged to reporters that Toyota's long run of "shoddiness" was jeopardizing the company.
Cubasch is a better test; he was not able to replicate Mann – see here; also von Storch has reported Mann’s "shoddiness" here.
Dustin Drankoski for The Wall Street Journal The glass tower at 785 Eighth underscores its neighbors' shoddiness.
But in this case, the glass tower, whose serrated edge of angular, blue-tinted balconies tears diagonally across its eastern facade, serves not to complement its neighbors so much as to underscore their shoddiness.
One is either drawn to the country's warmth and ambition or repulsed by shoddiness and lack of civility.
Some readers will say that there is at this point a wry identification of her with the innocent shoddiness of American civilisation, which complements the emphasis on the specifically European character of Humbert's sophisticated psychopathy.
The shoddiness of your work disrespects your reader.
He and Assistant Attorney General Patrick Madigan have been immersed in the abuses and shoddiness of the mortgage industry for years.
Such intellectual shoddiness has far-reaching consequences in the real world: for instance, the disastrous stigmatisation of "AfPak" has shrunk a large and complex country to its border with Afghanistan, presently a site of almost weekly massacres by the CIA's drones.
Going beyond the usual explanations of bad apples and meager funding, Bach identifies an assembly-line approach that rewards shoddiness and sacrifices defendants to keep the court calendar moving, and she exposes the collusion between judge, prosecutor, and defense that puts the interests of the system above the obligation to the people.
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