second-rater
noun see second-rate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • second-rater — second rate ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of mediocre or inferior quality. DERIVATIVES second rater noun …   English terms dictionary

  • second-rater — noun a person of second rate ability or value a team of aging second raters shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him • Syn: ↑mediocrity • Derivationally related forms: ↑mediocre (for: ↑mediocrity) …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • second rater — mediocrity; one of second rate skill or value …   English contemporary dictionary

  • -rater — [rāt′ər] combining form one of a (specified) rate, or class: used in hyphenated compounds [second rater] * * * …   Universalium

  • -rater — [rāt′ər] combining form one of a (specified) rate, or class: used in hyphenated compounds [second rater] …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of mediocre or inferior quality. DERIVATIVES second rater noun …   English terms dictionary

  • second — 1. n., adj., & v. n. 1 the position in a sequence corresponding to that of the number 2 in the sequence 1 2. 2 something occupying this position. 3 the second person etc. in a race or competition. 4 Mus. a an interval or chord spanning two… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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