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[suhb-pahr] /sʌbˈpɑr/
below an average, usual, or normal level, quality, or the like; below par:
This month his performance has been subpar. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for subpar
  • If its performance is subpar, though, apply a high-nitrogen fertilizer in early spring.
  • However, in too many cases, stable means simply preserving a subpar status quo.
  • Many may have been rejected for implantation because they were subpar to begin with.
  • Being treated in a way that is subpar undermines confidence.
  • Um, that's really subpar for recoveries, let alone recoveries from deep slumps.
  • Of course there are bad versions of guacamole, made with subpar ingredients or too many spices.
  • And for-profit colleges provide quick degrees but are expensive and sometimes offer subpar training.
  • Another fairly large portion is so subpar that it should never have gotten through.
  • In some ways, the subpar location was a relief, making it much easier for me to jettison the job.
  • Not surprisingly, some people wanted to vent about subpar bosses.
Word Origin and History for subpar

also sub-par, 1896, from sub- + par.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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