Synonym of substandard

Alternative for substandard

səb'stændə(r)d

adj.

falling short of some prescribed norm

Adjective

Not meeting the minimum quality requirements
inferior inadequate poor crude deficient dissatisfactory lousy mediocre paltry suboptimal subpar unacceptable wretched base crummy disappointing faulty imperfect lame nasty piddling rotten shabby shoddy trifling unsatisfactory unsound unworthy bad cheap crumby defective duff insufficient junk junky lemon negligible offensive punk ropy rubbish subnormal unimpressive unsatisfying unsuitable useless wack wanting weak bush displeasing ill minimal off sour trivial wrong damaged distressing insignificant low-quality poor-quality below par low-grade second-rate below average below standard jerry-built no good second rate bush-league not up to par not up to scratch not up to snuff from hunger minor league minor-league tenth-rate not satisfying small potatoes terrible awful dreadful execrable pathetic atrocious rubbishy deplorable appalling pitiful abysmal trashy miserable dire lamentable third-rate dismal low-rent worthless diabolical sorry common sad pants grotty schlocky frightful poxy tawdry bargain-basement second-class two-bit a load of pants schlock bum hopeless coarse laughable cheapjack gimcrack middling trumpery average flawed cut-rate woeful pitiable el cheapo tatty ordinary chronic disagreeable sleazy under par sub-par horrible direful indifferent lacking cruddy disgraceful cheesy contemptible low bodger dime-a-dozen abominable dodgy not much cop not up to much leaving much to be desired God-awful hack very bad tacky poorer mean abject egregious déclassé tinny good-for-nothing meagre not good enough amateurish meager unexceptional pedestrian pits incompetent disastrous tinhorn impaired sucky low-end the pits downmarket grubby shocking cheap and nasty feeble inept cheapo ratty horrendous valueless grim twopenny-halfpenny less-than-stellar amiss shameful half-pie limited no great shakes horrid incomplete gross damnable piss-poor not up to standard garbage stinking unfinished run-down godawful loathsome vile careless regrettable dirty ineffectual dud naff cheapie repulsive broken restricted Brummagem sick failing dilapidated ineffective hideous inexpert distasteful sketchy tattered objectionable worse hellacious undesirable seedy intolerable calamitous odious unspeakable insufferable scant a dime a dozen beastly injured poor quality of poor quality of low quality out of order negligent for the birds cheap-jack of a sort unfortunate meretricious hateful grievous rough poorly harmful inefficient second class revolting detestable kitsch scroungy commonplace repellant repellent dubious questionable unfit pinchbeck brassy sordid obnoxious fair impotent unpleasant repugnant patchy less than ideal unsaleable scandalous sickening rancid short impermissible inadmissible inappropriate end-of-the-pier scarce scummy scurvy scabby unskilful entry-level inconsiderable little shy outrageous reject malfunctioning insubstantial inoperative warped weak sauce rinky-dink dime-store ghastly slipshod needing scratched torn cracked deformed bottom-rung unequal strictly for the birds scanty dingy run down blemished not working broken-down reprehensible not acceptable marred undistinguished uninspired not functioning two a penny bereft half-baked down at heel scurrilous indefensible stinky irremediable scruffy downer bummer grungy found wanting second best out of sorts off-colour crook off colour not ideal less than satisfactory less than optimal unideal doubtful reduced dissatisfying catastrophic ropey slovenly bungling throwaway tinpot second-best uncomfortable incapable twopenny brummagem puny sparing inappreciable iffy tricky jerrybuilt poopy desperate low quality disturbing disconcerting disquieting thin unproficient excruciating unhappy disgusting nauseating foul abhorrent evil noisome fulsome noxious obscene ugly nauseous lesser underwhelming stupid unwelcome unqualified not cutting it hellish rebarbative disgustful loathly under-strength heartbreaking melancholy sneaking despicable yucky off-color powerless inapt anticlimactic blah so-so flimsy shlocky unsightly godforsaken shlock gruesome too little of little value of negligible value unfitted unfulfilling plastic pretentious gaudy inglorious makeshift low-down raunchy icky diddly grody bad news fallacious not good erroneous not the best leaving a lot to be desired not okay not oneself off-form under the weather bathetic uninteresting blameworthy overwhelming unbearable mournful dishonourable dishonorable horrifying dolorous afflictive opprobrious run-of-the-mine passable medium run-of-the-mill run-of-mine of no financial value disillusioning not much chop unstable outclassed invalid sickly bog-standard uninspiring weakly scrappy squalid minor non-functioning would fetch nothing of no value unseemly skimpy exiguous not all it's cracked up to be falling short buckled unsellable unassembled rare undersupplied infrequent underprovided insupportable exceptionable improper slummy knackered buggy fair to middling sparse slender partial insalubrious unreasonable gone wrong in disrepair unhealthy on the bum abnormal seconds on the blink unreliable immature outta gas third string not enough second string second fiddle not make it not cut out for condemnable out inacceptable unappealing uninviting undeveloped inexact rudimentary ailing vicious faultful bottom-of-barrel disfigured minus fallible mangy craptacular in poor condition few bugs not on not cricket beyond the pale won't do over the fence not quite the done thing scuzzy in a state of disrepair ramshackle scrubby bedraggled decrepit untidy threadbare rickety worn-out unkempt menial neglected dumpy bombed-out tumbledown rundown moth-eaten beat-up dog-eared tatterdemalion down-at-the-heels down-at-heel timeworn absent missing unrefined unpolished omitted empty gone unfulfilled less devoid cooked away needed destitute bankrupt deprived burned out in default cut off out of gas not up to expectations too little too late monstrous unpalatable heinous horrific harrowing grave measly unsavory unsavoury severe troublesome depressing rank derisory putrid serious frightening grisly tragic macabre beggarly smelly from hell festy irksome difficult alarming forbidding malodorous fetid distressful yukky harsh vulgar bitter heartrending gloomy stingy pongy niffy annoying irritating mephitic nightmarish cruel painful miserly whiffy funky olid manky miasmal galling foul-smelling evil-smelling wicked unpleasing sick-making yucko strong foetid stressful off-putting gut-wrenching critical traumatic agonizing inexcusable doleful fraught bleak drecky piteous reeking acrid ignoble tasteless sombre tragical hairy ignominious unappetizing acute solemn somber reeky cheerless bogging vexatious rueful joyless terrifying fearful upsetting impoverished skanky lurid agonising unlovely comfortless parlous stenchy uncongenial filthy invidious musty fusty extreme frowzy frowsy miasmic frowsty modest lean terrific high hair-raising slight ripe troubling small discomforting worrisome daunting unsettling perturbing torturous tough piffling dreary garbagy brackish agitating petty mingy desolate tormenting troublous dangerous hard very unpleasant crying cursed trying accursed drab dark disreputable confounded catty intense dread unforgivable fierce disheartening sullen morose drear pungent extremely bad small-time hurtful hostile unnerving unpardonable villainous sorrowful very poor cataclysmic fearsome redoubtable niffing cringe-making forlorn depressive sepulchral indigent glum scungy irretrievable brutal worrying scary intimidating formidable ridiculous vomitous affecting spine-chilling humming poverty-stricken on the nose a dead loss gnarly yecchy gut-churning unable to do something for toffee god-awful vomit-inducing stinking to high heaven stomach-churning stomach-turning ill-smelling beyond contempt showy corny cheeseball garish worst well below par blithering nominal dislikeable dislikable badly built kitschy piddly scrimpy risky precarious hazardous perilous flaming thrown together preposterous senseless infernal niggling picayune minute stark pitiless ruthless savage oppressed merciless debased dicey unconscionable sinful foolish shameless mighty grewsome nightmare footling degenerate eye-watering ruinous infamous depraved immoral discreditable iniquitous bloodcurdling grimy creepy pressing crucial lowest of the low rock-bottom the dumps unrelenting nagging tremendous silly absurd ludicrous foolish-looking eerie crashing bothersome injurious destructive unjustifiable snide impertinent embarrassing abusive insolent biting cutting discourteous urgent pesky unlikable dismaying testing pressured heavy demanding frustrating taxing criminal irredeemable drastic currish ungenerous pigpen inproficient dreaded surfeiting sleazeball squicky cloying crippling devastating ominous stenchful gruelling murderous arduous tiring portentous bodeful exigent acid shady sharp bland tart shifty petrifying excessive inconvenient afflicted ruthful tearful suffering distressed tainted stale low-minded no-good dirty rotten oppressing scowling pestilential unable to do something to save one's life decomposed infested gamy decayed poisonous polluted grueling strong-smelling not proper inconsistent unproductive ill-suited incompatible unable futile unadvantageous inefficacious unsuited discouraging unpromising funereal morbid a stinker of a a bummer of a dreich lugubrious saturnine sunless plutonian tenebrous lonesome black elegiacal tenebrific elegiac catchpenny Cimmerian discomposing humourless humorless sober mortifying sedate unendurable saddening afflicting uncool awkward lowly anguished concerning humble unpretentious secondary subordinate nerve-racking nail-biting heart-rending heart-breaking nerve-wracking unimportant junior subservient unassuming low-ranking subsidiary second-string ancillary second-fiddle smaller demeaning degrading bottom slighter servile plebeian lower lower-ranking humdrum lower in status undersized lower in rank small-fry dinky third-string low-born subjacent second-banana beneath someone under someone's heel not very important back seat less important below someone lower-class not so important

Adjective

Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
incompetent incapable inept unfit unfitted inexpert unable useless bungling ineffectual blundering unprofessional deficient floundering ineffective inferior unqualified unskilful unskilled cowboy incapacitated lacking lacking ability unsuitable wanting amateurish cack-handed clumsy ham-fisted inadequate inapt inefficient no good pathetic skill-less unproficient unskillful amateur awkward bush-league disqualified helpless hopeless ineligible inexperienced insufficient maladroit raw unadapted unapt unequipped unhandy uninitiated untrained not good enough undependable unreliable a dead loss less capable not much cop leaving much to be desired not equal to not have it not up to it not up to scratch not up to snuff out to lunch not cut out for unable to do something for toffee dilettante nonprofessional crude dilettantish jackleg gauche bumbling shoddy slipshod botched bodged sloppy slapdash lay hack inadept unworkmanlike loser poor unaccomplished fumbled insipid ham-handed unpractised green untalented butterfingered unco ungainly lumbering Sunday backyard clodhopping foolish stumbling muddled oafish menial avocational careless unpolished graceless heavy-handed botching manual all thumbs blue-collar all fingers and thumbs inproficient undexterous talentless unartful gawky ungraceful klutzy sciolistic fumbling rude unsophisticated handless left-handed weak uncultivated second-rate inelegant mutton-fisted without finesse shambling not professional bad ignorant nonexpert slack immoral unfitting wrong dishonourable dishonorable lacking finesse suboptimal subpar unschooled half-baked uneducated untaught negligent can't hack it couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery unversed labouring undeveloped laboring unpracticed not up to

Adjective

Artificial, especially of a poor quality
ersatz artificial substitute bogus fake false faux imitation mock simulated synthetic sham man-made counterfeit manufactured pretend pretended pseudo spurious forged phoney plastic reproduction so-called dummy fabricated facsimile factitious imitative inferior low-grade low-quality mimic poor-quality replica shoddy unnatural adulterated unsatisfactory copied gingerbread phony knock off feigned fraudulent affected put-on faked assumed contrived cod make-believe deceptive not genuine queer fictitious unauthentic inauthentic unreal insincere snide forced mechanical specious strained misleading wrong pirate fishy delusory delusive quasi- framed bent made-up pretentious ostensible supposititious not kosher model nonnatural imaginary Hollywood plant brummagem crock invalid apparent invented suppositious quasi trick won't fly soft shell untrue fakey trumped-up pseud would-be seeming two-faced imagined supposed toy pseudo- fallacious alleged pirated hokey pinchbeck adulterine meretricious dud concocted copycat apocryphal deceitful self-styled purported ungenuine virtual falsie deceiving hyped up professed repro superficial machine-made non-natural mimetic practice trial human-made soi-disant apish echoic made makeshift constructed copy avowed surface chemical cast duplicate put on falsified claimed engineered unoriginal crooked counterfeited wannabe experimental representative bum manmade pseudonymous adopted improvised mannered knock-off phoney-baloney phony-baloney not real not legit nominal ostensive semi- as it were to all intents and purposes incorrect near reported fanciful mythical fantasy inaccurate erroneous unfounded fancied fantasized dreamed-up dream unsound untruthful inexact distorted fictive flawed beguiling deluding chimerical fantasied visionary fabulous chimeric phantom mythic phantasmal fantastical imaginal ideal fictional notional phantasmic fantastic mistaken hoax faulty imprecise play-play counterfactual truthless improper not what it is cracked up to be fantasised casuistic misrepresentative sophistical colored dishonest coloured cooked-up hollow laboured labored imitated illogical misguided derivative illusory off stiff worthless overdone baseless stilted studied without foundation made up plagiaristic derived mimicked plagiarized off beam unsubstantiated groundless full of holes aped wooden unconvincing lying sophistic illegal dicey self-conscious iffy dodgy trumped up off target way out wide of the mark plagiarised illusionary unproven hypocritical cheating hallucinatory overripe non-existent dissembling exaggerated overworked imposturous quack impostrous bad unspontaneous actorly theatrical plausible ill-founded double-dealing out foundationless constrained ham hammy unsupported nonvalid in error not accurate not exact askew cooked up devised nugatory ungrounded off base mad reasonless unreasoned way off way off beam not working bootlegged unqualified miniature campy glib delusional overblown elaborate planned duplicated reproduced parodied parroted burlesqued caricatured mocked misinformed prepared illusive mealymouthed Barmecidal whimsical semblant Barmecide lookalike uncorroborated charlatan bluffing shammed masked in name only covered concealed dissimulated posed voulu manipulated far-fetched fixed recherche staged weak economical with the truth mock-up without basis posey stagy unwarranted inadequate untenable irrational rigid inflexible bound begrudging coercive grudging binding conscripted slave stringent forcible erratic blue sky pipe dream conceited melodramatic affectated awkward playacting fraud erring unjustified unreasonable unscientific empty ostentatious likely captious colorable vain presumable credible probable sophisticated flattering presumptive idle null fluffed overly planned illegitimate unreasoning absurd inconsistent inconsequent inconsequential nonrational preposterous off-target misfigured astray wide goofed misconstrued mishandled miscalculated wreck uptight taut farfetched wired put unglued tight choked seemingly correct wrongly inferred null and void void nonbinding inoperative not precise out of commission out of line on the wrong track at fault unsustainable plausible but wrong apparently right in a state hard put nervous wreck strung out at end of rope not binding amiss uncollectible underhand awry defective abroad treacherous duplicitous crafty disingenuous guileful wrong number all wet all off sly sneaky cunning untrustworthy scheming perfidious shady sharp Machiavellian subtle slippery foxy mendacious unprincipled unscrupulous tricky fast slim underhanded shifty hollow-hearted rogue double-faced Punic false-hearted insidious rascal roguish designing serpentine oblique slick devious catchy astucious indirect unreliable wily

Antonym of substandard

substandard Idiom, Proverb

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