Synonyms of 'substandard'
inferiorDictionary, inadequate, unacceptable
a policy of clearing substandard housing
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Something that is imperfect has faults and is not exactly as you would like it to be.
We live in an imperfect world.
If someone feels inadequate, they feel that they do not have the qualities and abilities necessary to do something or to cope with life in general.
She felt quite painfully inadequate in the crisis.
Something that is inferior is not as good as something else.
The cassettes were of inferior quality.
duff (British , informal)
low-rent (informal , US)
for the birds (informal)
two-bit (US , Canadian , slang)
no great shakes (informal)
chickenshit (US , slang)
bush-league (Australian , New Zealand , informal)
not much cop (British , slang)
tinhorn (US , slang)
half-pie (New Zealand , informal)
of a sort or of sorts
strictly for the birds (informal)
end-of-the-pier (British , informal)
bodger or bodgie (Australian , slang)
Thesaurus for substandard from the Collins English Thesaurus
below an established or required standard