second-rate

[sek-uhnd-reyt]
adjective
1.
of lesser or minor quality, importance, or the like: a second-rate poet.
2.
inferior; mediocre: a second-rate performance.

Origin:
1660–70

second-rateness, noun
secondrater, noun


2. middling, inadequate, undistinguished, pedestrian, commonplace.
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second-rate
 
adj
1.  not of the highest quality; mediocre
2.  second in importance, etc
 
'second-'rater
 
n

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