Share this entry

Share this page

subpar

Syllabification: sub·par
Pronunciation: /səbˈpär
 
/

Definition of subpar in English:

adjective

Below an average level.
Example sentences
  • That boy may be regarded as somewhat subpar by his female peers.
  • The growth was funded at subpar levels, barely juicy enough to tempt the cash-starved universities.
  • His average qualifying effort of 15.2 in 2004 was subpar, but the team learned from its mistakes.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful