Better (or worse) than is usual or expected: poor nutrition can leave you feeling below par
More example sentences
- The sauce, which as you would expect is the key, is invariably under par.
- It will strike when its host suffers from a wound such as a small cut, a minor ailment such as a cold, or when the immune system is under par.
- With the loss of some key players, the team looked distinctly under par.
substandard, inferior, not up to standard, not up to scratch, under par, below average, lacking, wanting, second-rate, mediocre, middling, poor, bad, inadequate, unsatisfactory, uninspired, undistinguished
informal not up to snuff
North American informal bush-leaguenot oneself, not in good shape, out of sorts; ill, ailing, unwell, poorly, indisposed; unhealthy, unfit, washed out, run down, tired, fatigued, peaky, liverish; sick, queasy, nauseous; Britishoff, off colour
British informal ropy, grotty
Scottish informal wabbit
Australian/New Zealand informal crook
dated seedy, queer