Definition of 'substandard'
Example sentences containing 'substandard'
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To give one patient extended time only ensures that the next few have a substandard service. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Many of the deaths occurred in areas where there was high unemployment and substandard housing. Caring for your Unborn Child (1990)Not that this was a substandard performance. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Many endure substandard nursing care and have no chance to plan where they wish to die. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The government will want it sold to pay for the substandard care it will provide in their stead. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Other consumers complained about substandard service. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Worst feature Landlords and substandard accommodation can be a nightmare. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We are each paying almost 5,000 a year for a house in substandard condition. The Sun (2009)He was subbed after another substandard performance and that could be that for the Bulgarian. The Sun (2010)Most complaints were about defective goods, as well as substandard service and bad selling practices. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some of those may now be kept open, raising the prospect of substandard care regimes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Other complaints included substandard services, misleading advertising and incorrect information on the cars before they were bought. The Sun (2013)Often their parents are struggling with emotional pains of their own, plus substandard housing or transportation or employment. Christianity Today (2000)What share of the 2 billion was spent on upgrading the current substandard accommodation for soldiers and their families? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Last night patient groups said the 14 trusts had been given long enough to correct years of substandard care. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If the system is treating holidays like weekends, then the risk of substandard care is greatly increased across the year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Those were barren performances but wins; the beauty and challenge of the autumn series of internationals is that substandard performances inevitably result in defeat. Times, Sunday Times (2012)United, though, have got away with substandard performances too often for comfort. Times, Sunday Times (2011)By the end of the 1990s Houston was cancelling concerts and putting in substandard performances. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The move, to be introduced next year, could lead to passengers being given a full or partial reimbursement for substandard conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As well as this, almost half the properties in the sector are in poor and substandard condition, which people have no other choice than to accept. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Synonyms of 'substandard'
inferior, inadequate, unacceptable, damaged
Trends of 'substandard'
Used Occasionally. substandard is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of substandard from the Collins English Dictionary
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