Borderline



on or near a border or boundary.
uncertain; indeterminate; debatable:
not an alcoholic, but a borderline case.
not quite meeting accepted, expected, or average standards.
approaching bad taste or obscenity:
He made several borderline remarks that offended them.
a person suffering from borderline personality.
Contemporary Examples

Former Student Claims U.S. Naval Academy Had ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Rape Victims Jesse Ellison May 3, 2012
David Letterman’s Double Standard Meghan McCain June 11, 2009
Did Antidepressants Contribute to Mary Richardson Kennedy’s Suicide? Laurence Leamer July 7, 2012
Secrets of the Late Night War Bryan Curtis November 7, 2010
Sex on the Edge Gina Piccalo June 20, 2010

Historical Examples

Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
The Ideal Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin
The Lone Ranger Rides Fran Striker
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8 Elbert Hubbard

noun
a border; dividing line; line of demarcation
an indeterminate position between two conditions or qualities: the borderline between friendship and love
adjective
on the edge of one category and verging on another: a borderline failure in the exam
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