shoddiness


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the quality of being cheaply imitative of something better

the property of weakness by virtue of careless construction

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One memorable occasion involved Peter Fuller and Sister Wendy debating the merits of Francis Bacon, Peter (the atheist) accusing it both of nihilism and technical shoddiness, Wendy (the believer) seeing in these superficially blasphemous images a powerful manifestation of divine glory
Marius Zaliukas has a moment of madness in him every week and his shoddiness almost cost his team dear five minutes from the break, with Rangers already a goal to the good after McGregor had moved off Danny Wilson and above Callum Paterson to head home a Nicky Law free-kick.
That history is full of shoddiness, cruelty, mediocrity, and baseness goes without saying.
Last June, a small increase in public transport fares in Sao Paulo sparked a wave of protests throughout the country, with citizens incensed over the shoddiness of public services provided by a government that records Latin America's highest tax take.
The shoddiness of the Welsh display in a 29-18 reverse that flattered the visitors was the subject of almost universal disapproval yesterday, with pundits of all nationalities at a loss to account for how a side containing 12 Lions Test players could have performed so poorly.
All-new facilities, unthinkable in the Soviet era of drab shoddiness, showcased how far Russia has come in the two decades since it turned its back on communism.
The world's best will punish such shoddiness in the summer.
At a session titled, "Human, Civil, Labor, and Earth Rights Not Corporate Rights," Regan was joined by Sherri Mitchell, Executive Director of the Land Peace Foundation for the protection of Indigenous lands, who focused on explaining how intersectional, cross movement solidarity work creates spaces for native people, undocumented workers, students and workers to combine their unique strengths and succeed in stopping corporate destruction of the earth and its resources, such as when workers at TransCanada--emboldened by activist outcry--themselves publicly exposed the shoddiness of the company's pipeline engineering.
He wrote Duke Ellington a letter saying that dishonesty, lack of dignity, cheapness, shoddiness, and ignorance were becoming the taste of the masses.
England have been criticised from plenty of quarters for the shoddiness of their display against Italy in an 18-11 win last weekend, a display that let Wales back into the title equation.
I fear that it is just one example of the general shoddiness that has crept into medical training.
The shoddiness of government interpretation gives rise to all manner of interpretational falsification, dissonance, and confusion.
The fine arts expose the cheapness and shoddiness of radio and movie productions and provide the main fountainhead by which we refresh our sense of proportion outside of nature itself.
What a pity the BBC misspelt conductor Edward Gardner's name in 'Radio Times', not the only evidence of shoddiness in Auntie's preparation for this important event.
The Wearsiders may have scraped above Newcastle, thanks to Magpie shoddiness on the final day, but twice being played off the pitch in derbies is the lasting sour taste in the mouth.