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substandard

sub·stand·ard

substandard

 
pronunciation:
suhb staen drd
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: below or short of the expected or required standard.
similar words:
inferior, short
definition 2: considered unacceptable in spoken or written usage, esp. by well-educated people.
The use of substandard English often hinders one's chance of advancement.
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