substandard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ standard

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Adjective[edit]

substandard (comparative more substandard, superlative most substandard)

  1. Of inferior quality; not meeting the minimum quality requirements.
    They built this with substandard parts. No wonder it collapsed.
    • 2021 January 13, “Network News: NR fined after teenage trespasser suffers electrocution injuries”, in RAIL, issue 922, page 17:
      [...] the fence provided by NR was substandard and poorly maintained, such that unauthorised access to the railway was straightforward.
  2. (linguistics, dated) Not conforming to the standard variety; nonstandard.

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