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- n. shoddy quality or condition
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being shoddy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pretension, on account of wealth acquired newly or by questionable methods, to social position or influence to which one is not entitled by birth or breeding. See shoddy, n., 2.
The young solicitor had too much good taste, culture, and breeding, to follow in the wake of shoddyism.
We can respect and sympathise with shabby gentility, (generally, in the South, on the principle that a fellow feeling makes us wondrous kind) and be dazzled by the displays of shoddyism with its barbaric splendor, but
The Liberian Exodus. An Account of Voyage of the First Emigrants in the Bark "Azor," and Their Reception at Monrovia, with a Description of Liberia--Its Customs and Civilization, Romances and Prospects.
Diamonds in the morning always exhibit a trace of shoddyism.
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