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below standard or less than adequate:
substandard housing conditions.
noting or pertaining to a dialect or variety of a language or a feature of usage that is often considered by others to mark its user as uneducated; nonstandard.

not measuring up to an insurer’s regular standards in undertaking risks:
a substandard risk.
pertaining to insurance written to cover substandard risks.

below an established or required standard
another word for nonstandard


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