Definition of substandard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsəbˈstandərd/


1Below the usual or required standard: substandard housing
More example sentences
  • Families live in housing that is considered substandard by Western or Kenyan standards.
  • In the country's capital city, Santo Domingo, much of the housing is substandard and the quality of the water is poor.
  • The vast majority of the affected in San Salvador are poor inhabitants of apartment buildings and substandard housing.
inferior, second-rate, low-quality, poor, below par, subpar, imperfect, faulty, defective, shoddy, shabby, unsound, unsatisfactory, third-rate
informal crummy, lousy, not up to scratch/snuff, rinky-dink, low-rent
2 another term for nonstandard.
Example sentences
  • If what I'm quoting is substandard, please let me know what sets the standard.

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Syllabification: sub·stand·ard

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