Definitions for substandardsʌbˈstæn dərd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•stand•ardsʌbˈstæn dərd(adj.)

  1. below standard or less than adequate.

  2. of or pertaining to a dialect or variety of a language or a feature of usage often considered by others to mark its user as uneducated; nonstandard.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deficient, inferior, substandard(adj)

    falling short of some prescribed norm

    "substandard housing"


  1. substandard(Adjective)

    Of inferior quality; not meeting the minimum quality requirements.

    They built this with substandard parts. No wonder it collapsed.

Translations for substandard

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


below the (officially) approved standard

substandard working conditions.

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