Synonym of second rate

Adjective

Small and attractive
dinky small diminutive little adorable bantam cute dainty dear dwarfish fine fun-size half-pint Lilliputian mini miniature neat petite pint-size pint-sized pocket pocket-size pocket-sized puny pygmy shrimpy slight smallish subnormal toylike trim undersize undersized wee adorbs bush-league compact insignificant lesser little-bitty minor minor-league natty secondary small-fry small-time teensy-weensy teeny tiny fun size teeny weeny minute teeny-weeny minuscule midget microscopic itsy-bitsy toy short baby teensy bitty bitsy elfin small-scale itty-bitty vest-pocket dwarf weeny minikin minuscular runty titchy stunted infinitesimal nanoscopic peewee fragile microscopical tiddly delicate weensy little bitty imperceptible underdeveloped small-boned feeble micro portable light skimpy miniaturized peanut cramped pintsize eensy pintsized scrubby pee-wee ickle eensy-weensy miniaturised bijou stubby atomic microminiature slim undeveloped charming frail runtish meager sweet thin homuncular reduced meagre darling precious lovely delightful embryonic shriveled wizened shrivelled bitesize not large not big fair yea big bite-sized bonny bite-size knee-high to a grasshopper poky pygmyish atrophied underweight squat low dwarfed sawn-off negligible trifling minimum efficient lilliputian button pygmaean measly handy abridged potted concise condensed piddling piffling munchkin capsule boxy narrow with no room to swing a cat economic of space very small knee high to a grasshopper weak underfed weakly skinny sickly twiggy spare slender reedy undernourished attenuate gracile stick skeleton broomstick weedy unsubstantial niggling zero useless zilch inferior picayune nothing unsound scrawny runt infirm two-bit shrimp unconsequential worthless slightly built size-zero lightly-built not heavy insufficient small time inconsiderable sparse inappreciable limited nano scant snub truncated babyish young immature infant fleeting junior hasty brief short-lived hardly any flyspeck scaled-down exquisite elegant knee-high endearing refined nickel-and-dime not worth bothering about innocent angelic lovable cherubic pretty graceful loveable cuddly disarming tasteful winsome fetching winning cherubical childlike perky enchanting cutesy pleasant engaging airy subtle rare select choice nuanced lovesome likeable likable kawaii twee bonnie chocolate-box pretty-pretty as pretty as a picture beautiful soft lacy attractive comely ethereal superior well-made deft tender recherche pleasing diaphanous stocky squatty dumpy fubsy stumpy exiguous thickset chunky scanty heavyset mite modest paltry restricted deficient inadequate low-lying low-slung solid sturdy stout miserable stingy skimp pitiful scarce sparing invisible not tall beggarly close to the ground thick sawed-off poor broad pathetic invisible to the naked eye very little sprightly spindly bonsai smaller unimportant runted scrub shot undergrown model teenty nanosized tincy teentsy youthful microbic low-set miserly hand-to-mouth molecular shallow yea high small fry indiscernible unnoticeable minim heavy not long bare tenuous confined petty extremely small barely perceptible meek lank mere a slip of a … pudgy beefy bull-necked granular submicroscopic fragmentary knee high to a gnat itsy bitsy incy wincy tincy wincy teensy weensy heavily built thin on the ground disappointing insubstantial lean lamentable trivial lowly contemptible base ordinary chubby nuggety mesomorphic pyknic thick-bodied fat

Adjective

(US, colloquial) Inferior in quality or below expectations
punk inferior poor lousy substandard bad wretched deficient unsatisfactory unacceptable subpar crummy lame paltry suboptimal dissatisfactory wanting wrong wack crumby bush off sour ill nasty cheap weak unimpressive bush-league second-rate shoddy mediocre low-grade rubbishy trashy terrible rotten execrable miserable junky low-rent inadequate common schlocky bargain-basement gimcrack schlock bum shabby coarse rubbish cheapjack sleazy cut-rate worthless third-rate trumpery duff dreadful pathetic el cheapo cheesy awful atrocious ropy abysmal pitiful imperfect appalling tawdry dire deplorable low-quality below par lamentable useless sorry diabolical two-bit dismal grotty not up to snuff tacky pants poxy second-class sad faulty defective not up to scratch crude poor-quality base a load of pants below standard below average tatty unsound frightful junk disappointing hopeless under par laughable cruddy abominable disagreeable direful middling lemon sub-par average not up to par horrible dime-a-dozen woeful flawed ordinary bodger downmarket dodgy insufficient low disgraceful not up to much leaving much to be desired valueless pitiable contemptible chronic subnormal cheap and nasty sucky twopenny-halfpenny lacking egregious tenth-rate hack gaudy jerry-built tinny inept horrendous poor quality poorer ratty disastrous God-awful mean unexceptional pedestrian run-down déclassé the pits good-for-nothing low-end impaired low quality indifferent cheapo displeasing Brummagem unworthy tinhorn garbage less-than-stellar not much cop abject dilapidated seedy amateurish very bad scruffy dingy unsuitable naff odious broken-down beastly meagre damnable meager no good not good enough not up to standard of poor quality of low quality flimsy trifling careless tasteless vulgar meretricious unspeakable damaged incompetent incomplete unsatisfying unpleasant grubby sketchy kitsch slipshod pits dime-store objectionable grungy godawful gross dud brummagem grim amiss horrid piss-poor unfinished from hunger scant cheapie tattered a dime a dozen two a penny rinky-dink lowbrow insalubrious sordid low cost negligent showy rough bungling garish mangy slovenly shameful rickety unfortunate regrettable offensive broken insubstantial ramshackle dubious questionable short patchy unsaleable run down scarce repulsive makeshift piddling calamitous scrubby limited distressing threadbare outrageous shy down at heel neglected dumpy bombed-out tumbledown moth-eaten beat-up dog-eared tatterdemalion down-at-the-heels down-at-heel timeworn vile hideous ghastly derisory undesirable distasteful garbagy reject needing reprehensible insufferable tinpot of little value of no value stinking for the birds feeble scroungy scurrilous indefensible stinky irremediable hellacious cheap-jack scanty not acceptable pinchbeck brassy untidy unkempt half-pie entry-level weak sauce found wanting injured bottom-rung of no financial value of a sort bereft marred god-awful failing half-baked out of order squalid uncomfortable slummy hateful shocking ineffectual poorly doubtful throwaway yucky twopenny shlocky unsightly scummy scurvy godforsaken dirty shlock scabby gruesome worse not cutting it less than ideal inexpert poopy puny off-color desperate corny cheeseball tricky would fetch nothing of negligible value scuzzy revolting kitschy badly built down scale jerrybuilt iffy catastrophic cataclysmic not okay inconsiderable too little excruciating undistinguished uninspired underwhelming downscale small-time catchpenny raunchy downer icky diddly bummer grody blah bad news fallacious detestable not good erroneous not the best stupid unwelcome harmful hellish rancid repellant repellent rebarbative disgustful loathly ridiculous absurd ludicrous foolish-looking silly rueful tragic affecting thrown together uncultured low-class unfashionable unsophisticated bedraggled decrepit worn-out bad quality anticlimactic rundown menial not oneself off-form under the weather strictly for the birds meritless down-market unfulfilling craptacular bathetic not all it's cracked up to be uninteresting falling short ineffective disillusioning without value scrappy plastic pretentious inglorious low-down disreputable skimpy exiguous outta gas unassembled rare undersupplied third string not enough second string second fiddle infrequent unequal underprovided not make it not cut out for of no worth of little worth nickel-and-dime ten a penny of little financial value dumbed down Mickey Mouse absent missing restricted unfit warped unsellable unrefined unpolished omitted burned out empty gone unfulfilled in default less cut off devoid not up to expectations cooked away needed destitute too little too late bankrupt out of gas deprived scratched partial torn blemished inoperative cracked deformed unseemly malfunctioning immature flash loud insupportable obnoxious impermissible exceptionable intolerable improper inadmissible inappropriate undeveloped inexact rudimentary in a state of disrepair vicious faultful sick bottom-of-barrel disfigured not functioning minus not working fallible few bugs unreasonable repugnant flashy loathsome condemnable out inacceptable unappealing uninviting end-of-the-pier not on not cricket beyond the pale won't do over the fence not quite the done thing outmoded faded ostentatious out-of-date stodgy frumpy unbecoming in bad taste waxy poky messy sloppy negligible trivial minimal insignificant minor-league minor league small potatoes not satisfying slight frail unstable fragile breakable light shaky slapdash knocked together tottery wobbly tinsel chintzy crass buckled non-functioning reduced little small measly rude raffish knackered delicate no great shakes in disrepair inappreciable gone wrong unreliable nominal on the blink rough-hewn frowzy thin commonplace cheap-looking second-best distorted ropey second class superficial inefficient chipped impotent unsubstantial inconsistent sparing depleted tinselly sparse diminished brash incorrect tainted botched crippled under-strength buggy few ill-constructed glittering unhealthy abnormal seconds clumsy dwindling noddy artless cut in short supply at a low level flamboyant flaring sporty glitzy glaring flaunting jazzy screaming blatant brazen obtrusive petty on the bum beggarly piffling picayune minor unimportant toytown niggling mingy ungenerous inconsequential chicken minute mere piddly footling pimping no-account peanut jury-rigged jerry-rigged carelessly built rough-and-tumble rough-and-ready dinky set narrow de minimis unconsequential wonky vulnerable in poor taste uncouth uncultivated ill-mannered frangible teetery dreary bleak depressing boorish uncivilized impolite desolate gloomy sombre drab foul despicable dark cheerless disheartening discouraging unpromising joyless sullen morose drear piteous solemn somber uncivilised unsavoury roughneck unmannered clodhopping incult oafish unladylike brutish slobbish mannerless cloddish churlish graceless ungentlemanly lowbred unsavory unmannerly ill-bred illiberal unhappy heartbreaking grievous heartrending funereal morbid filthy indigent dreich forlorn lugubrious saturnine glum scungy depressive impoverished sepulchral comfortless sunless plutonian tenebrous lonesome black tenebrific elegiac elegiacal Cimmerian poverty-stricken

Adjective

Not very high quality
mediocre indifferent middling ordinary second-rate average commonplace passable common inferior medium run-of-the-mill so-so fair pedestrian tolerable uninspired middle-of-the-road undistinguished vanilla moderate adequate bog-standard everyday unexceptional workaday banal forgettable insignificant lackluster lacklustre prosaic unexciting unremarkable amateur amateurish fair-to-middling half-pie OK run-of-mine run-of-the-mine second-class meh characterless colourless colorless conventional decent dull fairish humdrum intermediate mainstream mean not very good plain vanilla standard no great shakes not so hot nothing to write home about not up to much of poor quality fair to middling normal routine usual unmemorable typical uninspiring bland garden-variety modest common or garden mundane substandard not much cop unimpressive plain nondescript uneventful standard-issue uninteresting cut-and-dry cut-and-dried boring nothing special a dime a dozen paltry quotidian all right unimportant okay unnoteworthy not bad trite bad lousy second best wretched nothing to get excited about imperfect shabby sorry junk acceptable tawdry sad base second class lemon déclassé poorer unpretentious hack respectable satisfactory worse stale low-quality low-grade two-bit minor serviceable O.K. low-rent good good-for-nothing immaterial stock hackneyed customary regular drab plastic garden ornery corny hacky monotonous dime-a-dozen of no consequence bush-league bog standard garden variety middle of the road run of the mill in-between unspectacular homespun poor second choice familiar anonymous inconspicuous boilerplate simple general homely nowhere jake traditional enough allowable humble stereotyped suburban admissible presentable sufficient sufficiently good fairly good ten a penny par for the course predictable dreary generic white-bread moderately good fine useless nothing not too bad tame irrelevant inconsiderable pointless piddling inconsequential worthless meaningless whatever good enough fair enough no-frills basic outclassed not worth mentioning of little consequence of little importance of no importance of no great concern of no account lesser secondary second-best low-class unoriginal matter-of-fact unimaginative spiritless unadventurous passionless derivative derived anaemic sterile uninventive lifeless dry vapid insipid unimpressed featureless uncreative unmoved bromidic ponderous flat barren heavy-handed stodgy yawn phoned in old hat anemic tedious tired wearisome jejune overworked platitudinous overused tiresome ho-hum clichéd threadbare set old habitual mind-numbing accustomed timeworn stereotypical well-worn slow worn out arid leaden worn-out stupid played out blah cornball numbing stuffy jading monochromatic shopworn tiring wearying heavy drudging dusty musty moth-eaten unvaried time-worn frequent weary wonted ubiquitous popular established prevailing hokey cliché repetitious familiar tune warmed-over ready-made day-to-day natural prevalent worn bathetic overdone repetitive household unvarying cliched truistic drained used-up chain exhausted mildewed orthodox dull as dishwater dime-store accepted plodding unexceptionable ho hum obligatory hackney cliche formulaic wishy-washy stereotypic platitudinal lame vacuous characteristic inoffensive hoary archetypical cobwebby unstimulating widespread limp unobjectionable feeble bloodless torpid fixed antiquated banausic archetypal obsolete representative pabulum dead expected samey recognized dry as dust classic lacking variety weak universal staple unchanging recognised draggy lustreless lowly innocuous public daily unanimated zestless settled well worn inane antiseptic neutral prosy matter-of-course reasonable cliché-ridden dim zero deadly current dullsville goodish dreich going anodyne classical regulation weariful typic pretty good standardized standardised proverbial domestic outdated outmoded majority overall monochrome terrestrial gray grey nitty-gritty defunct out of date monotone square big yawn milk-and-water true watery soporific lacking variation mechanical pervasive time-honoured acknowledged chronic as dry as dust out of the ark plebeian pallid mild practical nothing out of the ordinary harmless unrelieved out-of-date family old-hat tripe non-stimulating irksome warmed-up imitative archaic soul-destroying tidy casual informal dull as ditchwater ruling indistinctive listless muted trivial soulless passé received comfortable desolate empty treadmill unromantic namby-pamby two a penny unentertaining stiff unenjoyable fatiguing apathetic competent rife yawnsome rampant endemic lacking excitement lacking interest shared prolix prescriptive commensurate proper midway dragging up to standard midsized native median up to scratch sufficing time-honored midsize middle off-the-shelf past their sell-by date prescribed menial discreet straightforward diurnal usual thing long-winded businesslike unartistic workday old-fashioned quiet constant unaspiring unambitious toneless uniform ineffective silly extinct extensive peaceful gentle unoffending indecisive unfateful noneventful inconclusive lusterless actual practicable clean diddly prose antediluvian dumb cornfed facile noplace superannuated mindless wooden vieux jeu blending into the background whitebread bleak dowdy periodic formalistic minimal annoying irritating unlively unpassioned unspirited canonical unnoticeable laborious formal readily available widely available half-hearted inadequate plain-Jane unextraordinary scheduled vexatious boresome no big deal antwacky superabundant boiled down without punch diluted halfhearted safe familial without variety cut and dried fuddy-duddy one-size-fits-all overlong mimetic plenty nothing to shout about able cromulent deadening raw dispiriting wintry wintery oppressive downcast sorrowful damp windy seasonal methodical matter-of- fact numerous in use ongoing cheap and commonplace collective crude meagre simplistic meager sombre somber monotonic all the same recurrent sing-song reiterated samely unchanged expressionless deadpan blank considerable repeated known grind limited driveling beige fatuous tenuous soft drivelling nebbish slight subdued mimic admitted domiciliary pervading predominant enervating interminable deadly dull depressing endless long-drawn-out dismal mortal exhausting poky snooze generous abundant significant appreciable marked noticeable goodly sizable worthwhile substantial sizeable biggish inert static faceless noncommittal sluggish prototypical well established vulgar acquired honoured widely held honored livable unimpeachable well-known acquainted flat as pancake puts one to sleep apish prototypal model ideal presentational quintessential signature broad effete mawkish fetid past bent foetid yesterday's out unsophisticated homey home obvious starch confirmed common variety well known recognisable recurring recognizable slavish random neither one thing nor the other non-specific across the board par halfway medial central midmost intermediary medium-sized mediate mid middle-sized boiler plate undistinctive gone off played-out old-chestnut old-saw epigonous epigonic ample better than nothing like a dinosaur waterish flavorless wimpy unappealing sapless flavourless nerdy favourite favorite canned to be expected only to be expected foreseeable in character indicative inherent steady symptomatic emblematic consistent distinguishing … all over true to type true to form in keeping distinctive anticipated likely individualistic unsurprising idiosyncratic foreseen on the cards reliable automatic methodic rigid emulative systematic turgid traditionary off-the-rack bought mass-produced store-bought store off-the-peg ritual proven suitable staid appropriate agreeable ceremonial ritualistic solid alright fit palatable sound tried and true doctrinal taken for granted conformist sanctioned widely used rooted tried and tested immemorial valid fitting convenient correct up to the mark assuaging swell up to snuff kosher snug quite good in order up to par assuasive appeasing pleasant completely understandable A-OK totally fine most common

Adjective

Coming after, less important than, or resulting from someone or something else that is primary
secondary minor lesser lower subordinate ancillary inferior lower-level second-rate subservient subsidiary unimportant incidental inessential marginal mean non-essential peripheral second-class tangential accessory bush-league collateral dependent dinky inconsiderable insignificant minor-league petty reserve second small small-fry small-time subject substract tributary trivial under less important of little account smaller junior second-string second-fiddle less low slighter lowly supplementary auxiliary reduced low-ranking third-string bottom humble supplemental plebeian middling paltry undersized subjacent poorer undistinguished nether attendant extra ignoble low-grade common lower-grade lower-ranking sub low-born second-banana lower-class tinier petite bush additional lower rung low-level outranked adjuvant satellite contributory a notch under associate supporting alternative of little importance backup substitute spare alternate fallback younger relief youngest assistant low-class fall-back vice- sub- bourgeois baseborn unwashed déclassé proletarian low-life lumpen working-class prole philistine lowborn declassé plebby unpretentious menial mediocre unassuming base lousy demeaning miserable ordinary meager measly degrading puny little inglorious scrubby shabby ignominious servile wretched contemptible sorry sad pitiful humdrum lower in rank lower in status meagre not very important beneath someone bottom-rung back seat below someone entry-level under someone's heel not so important two-bit negligible trifling inconsequential slight piddling light casual diminished penny-ante picayune subaltern minus irrelevant niggling piffling nominal footling nickel-and-dime lessened fiddling minute piddly pimping nugatory no-account chicken peanut pettifogging tacky frivolous Mickey Mouse scratch shallow de minimis cheap inconsequent shoestring below the mark obscure unknown lightweight little-known little known beneath smalltime tiny minuscule token insubstantial inappreciable derisory pathetic beggarly mingy foolish poxy exiguous unsubstantial fewer limited small-bore unconsiderable not worth mentioning not worth bothering about of no account shortened baser subalternate negative depressed deficient declined borderline superficial extraneous immaterial indirect not so great side branch cooperative aiding appurtenant helpful serviceable useful tributory assisting curtailed not so much beside the point not the main on the side not as great twopenny-halfpenny briefer shorter potty more concise

Adjective

Suggesting or reflecting the efforts of an amateur
unprofessional amateur amateurish inexperienced inexpert incompetent unskilled untrained inefficient slapdash cowboy shoddy slipshod sloppy unpractised unqualified unskilful blundering bumbling bungling careless dilettante dilettantish jackleg nonprofessional second-rate unskillful cack-handed clumsy crude dishonourable dishonorable ignorant immoral inadequate nonexpert slack unfitting unsuitable wrong inept maladroit incapable unfit unfitted unable useless substandard ineffectual awkward floundering gauche unequipped ham-fisted unhandy green deficient inferior ineffective wanting botched raw ham-handed unproficient skill-less inapt unapt insufficient undependable bush-league no good unschooled undeveloped unversed unaccomplished uninitiated unsophisticated Sunday menial backyard unpracticed avocational untalented bodged manual incapacitated unworkmanlike untaught ineligible lay blue-collar unreliable disqualified not up to not up to scratch not equal to fumbling insipid unartful gawky rude botching sciolistic hack unprepared ill-equipped not professional uneducated labouring not cut out non-qualified bush not prepared laboring inproficient new fumbled heavy-handed unfledged naïve unproven fresh butterfingered unlearned unacquainted naive tenderfoot callow uninformed verdant immature unfamiliar untested untutored innocent untried sophomoric unseasoned unconversant undisciplined all thumbs unworldly unaccustomed underdeveloped all fingers and thumbs lacking experience wide-eyed wet behind the ears lacking ability lacking pathetic helpless hopeless unadapted not good enough young less capable a dead loss not much cop not have it leaving much to be desired out to lunch not up to snuff not up to it not cut out for unable to do something for toffee poor bad lousy weak inefficacious terrible awful feeble unsatisfactory dreadful impotent rotten faulty duff worthless rubbish defective atrocious powerless appalling frightful abysmal pants miserable a load of pants dire execrable bum half-baked can't hack it unacceptable unsuited lame suboptimal subpar wretched dissatisfactory mediocre very bad crummy dismal slovenly deplorable laughable horrible punk poxy junky rubbishy trashy cheap trumpery sucky low-grade hapless imperfect unsuccessful incompatible off feckless hamstrung inexpedient counterproductive wack uncultivated very poor sour diabolical negligent crumby disappointing low-rent cheesy common schlock schlocky gimcrack coarse lamentable sleazy cheapjack grim cut-rate bargain-basement chronic el cheapo broken disorganized extravagant prodigal shooting blanks improficient improvident inadept backwards loser disorganised talentless unstudied inoperative handless graceless left-handed unequal regrettable meager unco inelegant mutton-fisted unsound unfortunate can't cut it disgraceful abominable impaired amiss losing uncool vulnerable dependent frail butterfingers sorry stinking low quality low meagre unpolished without finesse unequal to the task woeful ropy pits pitiful God-awful paltry lacking finesse egregious not up to something not equal to something incapable of unqualified for untrained for unable to do something couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery out of one's depth not much chop incompetent at out of one's element can't make the grade ill second-class not know one's arse from one's elbow no great shakes not up to par third-rate unproductive ill-suited flimsy junk not proper unadvantageous futile inconsistent improper inappropriate limited desperate unspeakable two-bit piss-poor dime-a-dozen non-technical tinhorn bodger unchartered unlicensed uncertificated stupid outrageous for the birds unwelcome harmful non-professional unable to do something to save one's life of a sort untamed illiterate novice nescient wild strictly for the birds not trained

Adjective

Not important or noteworthy
unimportant inconsequential insignificant minor nugatory slight trifling trivial frivolous immaterial inconsiderable irrelevant non-essential paltry petty small-fry worthless extraneous insubstantial light nickel-and-dime peripheral fiddling foolish incidental inferior little low-ranking minute negligible picayune piddling pointless small small-time superficial casual dinky frothy indifferent meaningless nonessential nothing not worth mentioning null of little consequence of little importance of no account of no consequence of no importance of no moment second-rate shoestring tinpot twopenny-halfpenny unnecessary useless zero zilch zip Mickey Mouse no great shakes not worth speaking of beside the point neither here nor there of no great concern inappreciable lightweight secondary unsubstantial lesser minuscule marginal meager scanty meagre minor-league purportless piffling niggling minimal measly nondescript smaller unessential trite two-bit of minor importance of little account bush-league ineffectual lilliputian cheap footling mean base infinitesimal puny tiny ignorable smalltime senseless uncelebrated obscure nominal piddly pimping no-account de minimis peanut chicken inessential not worth bothering about pettifogging small-bore penny-ante shallow subordinate valueless exiguous silly derisory pitiful pathetic mingy poxy inadequate subsidiary idle token flimsy contemptible lower junior scratch inconsequent miserable insufficient time-wasting imperceptible futile impractical potty of no value slender neglectable everyday beggarly commonplace empty of little import ancillary shabby unconsiderable wanky momentary diminutive atomic microscopic skin-deep evanescent vanishing by-the-way by-the-by background auxiliary minus accessory tacky dependent low second-string vain hollow loitering jejune inane idling vapid insipid banal skimpy unconsidered runt inappropriate wimpy shrimp extrinsic tangential less important no big deal no big thing below the mark no biggie all the same small potatoes two bit entry level of no significance big zero hardly worth mentioning expendable of less importance occasional dispensable related contributory supplementary contributing

Antonym of second rate

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