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substandard (adj.)

also sub-standard, 1909, from sub- + standard (adj.).

updated on July 02, 2012

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Definitions of substandard from WordNet

substandard (adj.)
falling short of some prescribed norm;
substandard housing
Synonyms: deficient / inferior
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