- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||below or short of the expected or required standard.
- similar words:
- inferior, short
||considered unacceptable in spoken or written usage, esp. by well-educated people.
The use of substandard English often hinders one's chance of advancement.
||bad, deficient, shabby, sour
The word substandard
contains the following part:
that means under, after
More about this word part:
The prefix sub-
was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as subjugate
. It is also used in the formation of English words such as subway
. It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in sub-
assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms suc-
, and su-
- hyp-, hypo-, under-
- super-, supra-, hyper-