Synonym of second best

Alternative for second best

n.

the competitor who finishes second

Adjective

Of mediocre or inferior quality
inferior minor second choice second class second-rate mediocre substandard middling indifferent poor low-grade shoddy bad rubbishy tacky terrible deficient below par pants faulty abject imperfect wretched defective unsatisfactory miserable trashy abysmal rotten appalling cheap below standard low-rent awful dreadful execrable inadequate dismal jerry-built third-rate bum atrocious deplorable tinny lamentable commonplace crude crummy unacceptable pitiful low-quality two-bit insufficient tawdry diabolical end-of-the-pier dire sad frightful cheapjack schlock coarse dime-a-dozen rubbish bargain-basement lousy grotty cheesy ropy junky duff common schlocky tenth-rate gimcrack bush-league cut-rate sleazy piss-poor trumpery tatty direful tinhorn egregious bodger half-pie el cheapo second-best no great shakes shabby cheap and nasty a load of pants not much cop strictly for the birds worthless pathetic paltry sorry useless wanting lame not up to snuff subpar poxy second-class dissatisfactory base not up to scratch poor-quality suboptimal below average unsound junk under par lemon hopeless disappointing punk average downmarket laughable disagreeable ordinary cruddy sub-par flawed nasty abominable dodgy not up to par woeful low not up to much leaving much to be desired pitiable contemptible horrible valueless disgraceful subnormal hack crumby chronic off poorer wack twopenny-halfpenny lacking weak gaudy déclassé good-for-nothing mean wrong poor quality bush sucky unexceptional pedestrian low quality God-awful the pits run-down inept ratty low-end horrendous disastrous Brummagem impaired cheapo unworthy less-than-stellar garbage dilapidated seedy displeasing amateurish very bad scruffy dingy naff broken-down flimsy not up to standard sour no good of poor quality of low quality damnable tasteless vulgar unsuitable careless not good enough meagre meager odious second rate beastly dime-store pits trifling unpleasant brummagem lowbrow incomplete sketchy meretricious damaged slipshod unfinished incompetent unspeakable kitsch grungy amiss low cost cheapie dud scant objectionable unsatisfying horrid ill two a penny grubby tattered unimpressive a dime a dozen godawful rinky-dink from hunger grim gross makeshift insalubrious negligent showy garish slovenly rickety insubstantial ramshackle rough outrageous tinpot unsaleable mangy bungling dubious questionable shameful patchy broken sordid of little value cheap-jack limited feeble garbagy short scrubby scarce threadbare neglected dumpy bombed-out tumbledown moth-eaten beat-up dog-eared tatterdemalion down-at-the-heels down-at-heel timeworn shy vile for the birds of no value weak sauce hellacious needing injured marred of a sort run down untidy unkempt scanty down at heel of no financial value repulsive out of order not acceptable bereft failing half-baked reject regrettable worse stinking entry-level hideous pinchbeck ghastly scurrilous found wanting bottom-rung undesirable reprehensible unfortunate stinky indefensible distasteful offensive god-awful calamitous piddling insufferable derisory scroungy distressing irremediable brassy down scale corny cheeseball squalid shocking kitschy badly built down-market slummy thrown together bad quality craptacular undistinguished uninspired tricky of negligible value doubtful ineffectual not cutting it excruciating desperate twopenny inexpert throwaway uncultured low-class unfashionable unsophisticated poopy off-form puny poorly hateful off-color uncomfortable fair meritless plastic pretentious inglorious low-down scuzzy Mickey Mouse jerrybuilt less than ideal not okay inconsiderable too little stupid unwelcome harmful revolting would fetch nothing shlocky unsightly scummy scurvy godforsaken dirty yucky shlock scabby gruesome not oneself unseemly without value downscale iffy catastrophic ridiculous absurd ludicrous foolish-looking silly rueful tragic cataclysmic affecting disreputable minor-league negligible minor league trivial small potatoes not satisfying minimal insignificant repellant repellent inacceptable not on insupportable loathsome condemnable not cricket obnoxious unreasonable beyond the pale won't do over the fence impermissible exceptionable unappealing intolerable not quite the done thing out uninviting improper inadmissible inappropriate repugnant bedraggled decrepit worn-out small-time catchpenny rundown menial of no worth of little worth nickel-and-dime under the weather raunchy downer icky diddly bummer grody blah bad news fallacious detestable not good erroneous not the best hellish rancid rebarbative disgustful loathly underwhelming scrappy of little financial value bathetic not all it's cracked up to be unfulfilling uninteresting falling short ineffective anticlimactic disillusioning skimpy exiguous unassembled rare undersupplied infrequent unequal underprovided outta gas third string not enough second string second fiddle not make it not cut out for ten a penny dumbed down unfit warped unsellable absent missing restricted flash loud scratched partial torn blemished inoperative cracked deformed unrefined unpolished malfunctioning immature omitted empty gone unfulfilled less devoid cooked away needed destitute bankrupt deprived flashy undeveloped inexact rudimentary burned out in default cut off not up to expectations too little too late out of gas vicious faultful sick bottom-of-barrel disfigured not functioning minus not working fallible outmoded faded ostentatious out-of-date stodgy frumpy unbecoming waxy poky messy sloppy few bugs in a state of disrepair in bad taste

Adjective

Lower in rank or status
second-class inferior second-rate lesser low-class mean minor secondary second-best unimportant subordinate subservient ancillary subsidiary junior second-fiddle lowly lower accessory humble auxiliary supplementary peripheral second-string lower-level smaller collateral supplemental insignificant low-ranking menial low additional extra bush-league attendant backup contributory servile less important adjuvant assistant plebeian middling small undistinguished ignoble common petty low-grade paltry dinky minor-league small-fry small-time low-born poorer lower-ranking lower-class third-string subject lower-grade marginal second-banana second reserve aiding appurtenant assisting tributary under associate supporting sub less of little account outranked of little importance satellite nether lower rung low-level accompanying complementary supportive accessorial alternative second class second choice substitute spare alternate fallback younger youngest fall-back vice- relief sub- bourgeois baseborn incidental inessential tangential non-essential proletarian philistine lowborn dependent trivial substract inconsiderable unwashed déclassé low-life lumpen working-class prole declassé plebby branch cooperative helpful serviceable useful tributory unpretentious mediocre unassuming base lousy demeaning miserable reduced ordinary meager measly degrading puny bottom little inglorious scrubby slighter shabby ignominious wretched contemptible sorry sad pitiful humdrum lower in rank undersized subjacent lower in status meagre not very important beneath someone bottom-rung back seat below someone entry-level under someone's heel not so important vulgar slight inconsequential trifling negligible poor piddling light obscure two-bit casual picayune simple peasant declassed nugatory nickel-and-dime fiddling minute frivolous minus Mickey Mouse modest penny-ante meek submissive obsequious niggling piffling footling popular blue-collar irrelevant foolish subaltern peanut shoestring tacky limited plain below the mark average diminished low-bred gentle mild unworthy immaterial commonplace dutiful docile lowlife mundane withdrawing everyday retiring reverential prosaic nominal blue-singlet deficient twopenny-halfpenny insubstantial slavish piddly pimping no-account chicken worthless unsubstantial pettifogging tiny beggarly cast down scratch shallow de minimis cheap inconsequent not worth mentioning zero useless zilch nothing of no account of low birth unknown lightweight dishonourable dishonorable tinier crude little-known petite cloth-cap lessened beneath restricted little known baser substandard subalternate minimal bush democratic people's grassroots underprivileged smalltime minuscule token unrefined severe rough unremarkable inappreciable derisory unskilled unsophisticated traditional banal conventional pedestrian pathetic mingy poxy exiguous sparse slender uncouth unfit sordid a notch under boring low-status small-bore routine dull fewer unconsiderable not worth bothering about lower than shortened of low rank of lesser importance than less important than abject negative depressed declined feeding shoot side vile fawning not so great deprived grovelling sycophantic extraneous not so much pointless superficial not as great frothy meaningless of little consequence of no importance tinpot nonessential zip of no moment of no consequence null indifferent unnecessary tedious basic groveling obeisant captive subjugated no great shakes not worth speaking of potty controlled neither here nor there beside the point of no great concern governed obedient enslaved ruled diminutive liable vulnerable accountable disposed susceptible pint-sized stunted frail weak feeble dwarfish underfed pygmy weakly at one's feet in danger of bound by fun size sickly underdeveloped undernourished Lilliputian undeveloped undersize pocket-sized pocket delicate half-pint pocket-size shrimpy pint-size toylike fine fragile smallish bantam subnormal weedy peewee wee unsound scrawny runt infirm small time shrimp unconsequential

Antonym of second best

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