substandard
adjective Date: 1897 deviating from or falling short of a standard or norm: as a. of a quality lower than that prescribed by law <
substandard housing
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b. conforming to a pattern of linguistic usage existing within a speech community but not that of the prestige group in that community c. constituting a greater than normal risk to an insurer

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  • substandard — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ below the usual or required standard …   English terms dictionary

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