noun see second-rate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • second-rateness — See second rate. * * * …   Universalium

  • second-rateness — noun see second rate …   Useful english dictionary

  • second-rateness — sec·ond rate·ness …   English syllables

  • second-rate — [sek′ənd rāt′] adj. 1. second in quality, rank, etc.; second class 2. inferior; mediocre; inadequate second rateness n. second rater n …   English World dictionary

  • second-rate — second rateness, n. secondrater, n. /sek euhnd rayt /, adj. 1. of lesser or minor quality, importance, or the like: a second rate poet. 2. inferior; mediocre: a second rate performance. [1660 70] Syn. 2. middling, inadequate, undistinguished,… …   Universalium

  • second-rate — adjective Date: 1669 of second or inferior quality or value ; mediocre < a second rate restaurant > • second rateness noun • second rater noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • second-rater — See second rateness. * * * …   Universalium

  • baseness — Synonyms and related words: abjectness, abominability, abominableness, arrantness, atrociousness, awfulness, badness, beastliness, beggarliness, bestiality, brutality, chicanery, coarseness, commonness, commonplaceness, contemptibility,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • coarseness — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Gothicism, animalism, animality, bad manners, bad taste, barbarism, barbarousness, baseness, beastliness, bestiality, bodily size, body, bombasticness, brutality, brutishness, bulk, cacology, cacophony,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • commonness — Synonyms and related words: Attic simplicity, accustomedness, averageness, banality, banalness, baseness, chasteness, classical purity, cliche, coarseness, common occurrence, commonality, commonplaceness, confirmedness, conventionality, corniness …   Moby Thesaurus

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