Definition of second-rate in English:

second-rate

Syllabification: sec·ond-rate

adjective

Derivatives

second-ratedness

noun

second-rater

noun
More example sentences
  • Wouldn't it be a lot more reassuring, for most of us, to believe that second-raters can make it, at least once in a while?
  • Keating is a duplicitous second-rater who never has an original idea and consequently enjoys much success.
  • So if we think we're running against a second-rater without gravitas, we're dead wrong.

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