Synonym of not up to scratch


Of poor quality
bum bad inferior poor second-rate shoddy terrible deficient imperfect inadequate miserable second-class substandard unacceptable unsatisfactory abominable amateurish awful careless defective dreadful execrable faulty lousy negligent rotten atrocious deplorable disgraceful frightful hopeless lamentable laughable sorry worthless crummy diabolical pathetic ropy third-rate useless woeful abysmal appalling bargain-basement cheap cheapjack cheesy chronic coarse common cut-rate dire duff gimcrack God-awful junky low-grade low-rent mediocre not up to par pitiful pits poxy rubbishy schlock schlocky sleazy trashy trumpery wretched rubbish el cheapo not up to snuff below par insufficient bush-league disappointing shabby wanting dissatisfactory lame crumby tenth-rate low-quality unsound lacking suboptimal subpar weak pants unworthy sad paltry off wack poor-quality below standard two-bit not much cop crude unsuitable damaged punk displeasing wrong grotty bush under par bodger low not up to standard below average not good enough dismal flawed jerry-built middling impaired incomplete tatty egregious sketchy sour disagreeable unsatisfying tinhorn horrible offensive piss-poor unfinished junk lemon less-than-stellar a load of pants amiss meagre for the birds no good cruddy meager garbage second rate abject incompetent broken short base patchy valueless scarce unspeakable impermissible intolerable inadmissible inappropriate undesirable limited shy nasty insufferable unimpressive dime-a-dozen sucky reject ill needing cheapo distasteful reprehensible scant stinking dodgy distressing scanty disastrous horrendous damnable odious scurrilous horrid gross irremediable stinky indefensible from hunger cheap and nasty sub-par poor quality failing half-baked injured of poor quality leaving much to be desired of low quality of a sort out of order marred tinny ineffectual feeble craptacular direful inept inexpert weak sauce half-pie end-of-the-pier not up to much unseemly average tawdry piddling trifling tinpot hack ordinary negligible subnormal exceptionable objectionable insupportable obnoxious improper trivial minimal underwhelming worse poorer déclassé mean pitiable dubious contemptible unreasonable questionable repugnant loathsome condemnable out vile minor league small potatoes not satisfying minor-league insignificant poopy won't do over the fence inacceptable not on unappealing not quite the done thing not cricket uninviting beyond the pale a dime a dozen good-for-nothing twopenny-halfpenny anticlimactic unfulfilling slovenly scrappy bathetic falling short not all it's cracked up to be uninteresting ineffective disillusioning dissatisfying undistinguished uninspired skimpy exiguous second string second fiddle outta gas unassembled infrequent unequal rare underprovided not make it found wanting undersupplied not cut out for third string not enough desperate very bad bad news raunchy downer icky diddly rough fallacious grungy bummer godawful beastly detestable the pits grim not good grody erroneous not the best blah not oneself under the weather off-form thin disturbing disconcerting disquieting regrettable stupid outrageous unwelcome harmful no great shakes leaving a lot to be desired strictly for the birds absent missing restricted unrefined unpolished not acceptable omitted burned out empty not up to expectations cooked gone away needed unfulfilled destitute too little too late bankrupt out of gas deprived in default less cut off bereft devoid unfit unsellable warped unsaleable blemished scratched inoperative cracked deformed partial torn malfunctioning immature undeveloped inexact rudimentary disfigured in a state of disrepair not functioning minus vicious not working faultful sick fallible few bugs bottom-of-barrel dud futile fruitless unsuccessful profitless vain shocking unavailing unproductive shameful unprofitable inefficacious indifferent bootless unexceptional pedestrian inefficient abortive pointless flimsy non-successful downmarket nugatory tacky low-end barren to no avail despicable grubby hideous ratty to no effect failed unpleasant otiose idle scurvy unfructuous insubstantial repulsive calamitous grievous impotent unfortunate inutile a dead loss unable bungling scandalous sickening foul noisome obscene hellacious scummy dirty scabby unconvincing in vain powerless cheapie ghastly naff Sisyphean implausible to no purpose null for nought unfruitful two a penny tame indecisive transparent invalid heartbreaking puny shallow petty hollow measly mournful rancid repellant repellent revolting disgusting nauseating abhorrent evil fulsome noxious ugly nauseous unpleasing sneaking wanky catastrophic yucky dishonourable dishonorable rueful affecting inconsiderable meretricious incorrect derisory purposeless counterproductive silly very poor kitsch scroungy unreliable pinchbeck tattered Brummagem brassy of no avail god-awful forceless withered entry-level no dice frail tainted spineless neutralized bottom-rung void broken-down rinky-dink botched unable to do something for toffee dime-store not okay defeasible neutralised innocuous run-down not worth the candle commonplace wet unskilful tricky suspect dilapidated excruciating second-best phony unhappy low quality unlikely unrewarding second class reduced melancholy ropey impuissant merciful shlocky unsightly sordid godforsaken seedy shlock gruesome little flat unstable sickly weakly doubtful uncool well below par bungled without success phoney incredible sparing inappreciable cataclysmic uncomfortable unpersuasive flabby faltering blameworthy overwhelming unbearable horrifying dolorous afflictive opprobrious run down hateful incapable not cutting it unpopular troublesome hard to believe inproficient unproficient ridiculous absurd ludicrous foolish-looking tragic poorly cheap-jack down at heel iffy unavailable emasculate slack-spined no go no way not effective moving compassionate afflicted stirring beggarly joyless commiserative tearful arousing suffering piteous sorrowful heartrending distressed touching comfortless cheerless unable to do something to save one's life ailing less than ideal hard to swallow ill-suited unsuited from hell under-strength inaccurate not proper unadvantageous inconsistent incompatible inapt in poor condition imprecise off-color exhausted impractical too little distorted on a treadmill save one's breath ruthful meaningless debased rank unretentive contradictory adulterated awry false malformed blamable confused leaky maimed incoherent no use inconsequential senseless hamstrung inexpedient feckless banal unimportant no-good chaffy nickel-and-dime unusable of no benefit bogus nothing sterile waste ignoble abandoned unessential null and void invertebrate slipshod crippled not worth a hill of beans


Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
incapable incompetent inept inadequate inexpert unfit unfitted unqualified feeble ineffective unproficient unskilful ineffectual inefficacious inferior insufficient cack-handed ham-fisted hopeless inapt lacking ability no good pathetic unable unskilled unskillful useless weak not good enough butterfingers dependent disqualified frail ineligible inexperienced inproficient losing naive poor uncool unequipped unsuited vulnerable a dead loss leaving much to be desired not much cop unequal to the task not up to it not up to snuff not equal to not equal to something not up to not up to something out of your depth not know one's arse from one's elbow amateurish substandard inefficient lacking wanting bungling cowboy clumsy deficient unprofessional blundering awkward untrained unhandy amateur maladroit unworkmanlike inadept loser unequal unsatisfactory lousy impotent bad imperfect powerless fumbling faulty defective duff unpractised rude gauche crude unsophisticated botching floundering incapacitated unsuitable skill-less ham-handed not much chop raw helpless unapt uninitiated bush-league unadapted no great shakes unreliable undependable less capable not have it out to lunch not cut out for unable to do something for toffee bumbling graceless butterfingered ungainly heavy-handed ungraceful all thumbs lumbering gawky uncoordinated inelegant botched clodhopping unco all fingers and thumbs klutzy dilettante dilettantish stumbling nonprofessional handless jackleg like a bull in a china shop lubberly cloddish oafish gangling gawkish unpolished shoddy slipshod sloppy left-handed ponderous clownish slapdash coarse fumbled shambling undexterous careless stiff green bovine rough flat-footed unadept foolish muddled with two left feet unaccomplished bodged unrefined unwieldy wrong cumbersome heavy-footed uncouth wooden untalented stilted hulking clunky spastic not agile all thumbs talentless lay hack mutton-fisted unpracticed worthless unsteady uncultivated loutish rough-and-tumble crass slouching second-rate indelicate without finesse bum insipid two left feet half-baked lacking finesse accident-prone ignorant immoral unfitting dishonourable dishonorable nonexpert slack heavy can't hack it couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery untoward weedy splay lumpish ill-shaped elephantine blunderous untactful unacceptable dissatisfactory wretched suboptimal subpar wack paltry lame crummy punk off bush sour crumby ill artless fumbly coltish rough-hewn having two left feet having two left hands ill-bred


Not of the necessary quality or standard to meet a particular purpose
ineligible unfit unsuitable improper inappropriate unsuited inapposite inapt infelicitous malapropos perverse unapt unqualified unseemly untoward wrong incompatible unacceptable unbefitting inapplicable objectionable undesirable unfitted unworthy not designed ill-adapted ill-suited unsuitable for unsuited to inadequate for inappropriate to unfitted for ill-adapted to ill-suited to ineligible for unequipped for unprepared for not designed for not good enough not qualified not up to snuff inadequate incongruous unbecoming inept unhappy amiss incorrect indecorous uncool useless inharmonious inefficient discordant graceless ineffective inexpedient unworthy of out of place not good enough for not equal to no good unfitting untimely inopportune ill-advised unseasonable ill-timed out of keeping undue awkward inadvisable unfortunate indelicate regrettable misplaced tasteless tactless unwarranted injudicious inauspicious unpropitious troublesome irrelevant irregular adverse indecent ill-considered inconvenient disadvantageous ill-judged uncalled-for inadmissible unfavorable lacking in propriety unprofessional unladylike ungentlemanly unfavourable out of order bad form unlucky discrepant erroneous imprudent inaccurate uncomely odd bad detrimental ill-fitted at odds in bad taste discommodious misguided ill-chosen undignified calamitous clumsy ominous false indiscreet destructive abnormal preposterous immodest negative unpromising gauche discreditable ludicrous uncouth threatening rough ungodly disproportionate damaging inconsistent in poor taste out-of-place out-of-season off-base unsatisfactory opposed ill disagreeable out of character beyond the pale out of the way unreasonable contradictory prejudicial immaterial inconducive absurd impolite illogical counter harmful incompetent maladroit coarse immoral extraneous impertinent rude rotten dishonourable unmannerly harsh disreputable impolitic barred banned shameful dissonant jarring clashing malodorous insensitive crooked vulgar erring prohibited precluded inapropos offensive unfair out of line disparaging unhelpful contrary excluded dishonorable gloomy poor not germane not suitable bothersome not proper very bad difficult uncomplimentary improprietous uncalled for incautious untactful illegitimate dishonest corrupt unethical unconventional irrelative stupid dull slow unscrupulous ridiculous meaningless pointless out-of-the-way hostile inexpert funny off-balance loose unvirtuous wanton ill-bred shameless unhandy jejune undexterous insipid banal inexperienced unfacile flat inadept unmeet unproficient not cricket against the rules inimical not done boorish churlish ill-mannered discourteous unmatched dissident interfering senseless disparate unhandsome tacky salacious unlovely mismatched not pertinent unrefined uncivil shocking irrational wrong-headed incommodious faulty defective ill-matched unprofitable discommoding mistimed trying unfriendly tardy unadvantageous testing tough disastrous challenging late prohibitive antagonistic low unorthodox crude cheap rowdy crass tawdry ruffian raffish inelegant awry out of its element mistaken confused imperfect adrift flawed astray disobliging disobedient delinquent ornery unhealthy rebellious miscreant thrawn wayward aberrant uncontrollable obstructive fractious mean unallowable inconsonant off fallacious invalid sick foul unlawful haywire disallowed impermissible forbidden debarred conflicting left-field glitched up foot-in-mouth way off disbarred ill-favored unwelcome not acceptable unadmittable not allowable exceptionable censored unadmissible unwanted early premature disentitled degrading contemptible disconsonant strange irreconcilable bizarre ill-favoured off-key incoherent ignoble eliminated paradoxical ironic naughty beside the point not appropriate unrelated shifting unpredictable distorted jumbled rambling unconnected fantastic not in harmony divergent uncoordinated unbalanced lopsided unavailing uneven in opposition alien foreign incongruitous unintelligible twisted incongruent fitful disqualified out of the running ruled out undeserving beneath reprehensible disgraceful inexcusable despicable base sticking out a mile standing out a mile like a fish out of water precocious unforgivable wretched unfitting to not deserving not worth recreant valueless nothing blamable improper to out of place with unmerited out of character with no-good unbecoming to good-for-nothing pitiful vile no-account not fit worthless advance too early early on anachronistic intrusive out-of-date too late soon a bit previous before time overearly too soon early bird bright and early previous oversoon abortive

Antonym of not up to scratch

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