borderline

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

borderline (comparative more borderline, superlative most borderline)

  1. nearly; not clearly on one side or the other of a border or boundary, ambiguous.
    He is borderline hypoglycemic and needs to monitor his sugar intake.
    I would rather hire a talented layman than a university graduate with borderline qualifications.
  2. Showing bad taste.
    Your borderline remarks about my aunt's dress destroyed my evening.
  3. Exhibiting borderline personality disorder.

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Noun[edit]

borderline (plural borderlines)

  1. A boundary or accepted division; a border.
    She lives on the borderline between reality and madness.

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

borderline m, f (plural borderlines)

  1. (colloquial) Someone with borderline personality disorder