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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of low quality)
a. de calidad inferior
We found the distributor's product to be woefully substandard.Los productos del distribuidor nos parecieron de calidad terriblemente inferior.
b. deficiente
The poor puppies rescued from the puppy mill were living in substandard conditions.Los pobres perritos rescatados del criadero vivían en condiciones deficientes.
2. (non-standard)
a. no estándar
Technically, "irregardless" is in fact a word, but most dictionaries consider it to be substandard.Técnicamente, "irregardless", es una palabra, pero la mayoría de los diccionarios la consideran no estándar.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. deficiente
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substandard [ˈsʌbˈstændəd]
1 (inferior) [+products, material] de calidad inferior
They were prosecuted for selling substandard equipment
[+service, work, performance] poco satisfactorio
The [materials] are substandard and will soon wear out ... too many patients are receiving substandard care She claimed that his [work] was substandard He was a great player, but is a substandard coach her name provided an easy pun for critics when her acting was substandard they live in substandard [housing]
substandard housing viviendas que no reúnen condiciones de habitabilidad
they live below the poverty line, in substandard [housing] the council manages 60,000 dwellings and 40,000 of them are substandard These ports are to clamp down on substandard ships
2 (Ling) (nonstandard) no estándar
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