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  1. substandard; of inferior quality: It’s hard to make a delicious dish when you start with low-quality ingredients. Repairs made with low-quality parts are cheaper, but they won’t last long.
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Origin of low-quality

First recorded in 1815–20; low1 + quality
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Related Words for low-quality

average, bad, base, common, fair, good-for-nothing, hack, imperfect, indifferent, junk, lemon, lousy, low-grade, mean, mediocre, middling, ordinary, paltry, sad, second-class

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  • The lack of required skills has contributed to frequent machinery breakdowns and to the output of low-quality products.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole