- below an average, usual, or normal level, quality, or the like; below par: This month his performance has been subpar.
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Examples from the Web for subpar
The movies were subpar at best when he had set the bar so high.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way
December 1, 2014
But subpar writing and silly sketches failed to earn her the applause.Lady Gaga Disappoints on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (But She Tried Hard)
November 17, 2013
But a more positive force—technology—is also responsible for our subpar employment recovery.Robotic Technologies Could Aggravate the U.S. Problem of Slow Jobs Growth
July 19, 2013
What's the worst thing that can happen if someone gets a subpar casket?A Victory Against Big Funeral in Louisiana
March 21, 2013
And to be sure, growth is subpar and could dive near zero by the end of this year.Fed Data: Are We Richer Than We Thought?
December 6, 2012
Word Origin and History for subpar
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