- not measuring up to an insurer's regular standards in undertaking risks: a substandard risk.
- pertaining to insurance written to cover substandard risks.
Examples from the Web for substandard
The consequences of substandard teaching go far beyond whether college or a good job is in reach.Vergara v. California: The Most Important Court Case You’ve Never Heard Of|Campbell Brown|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This building is at risk of erupting into flames due to substandard electrical wiring, SIGAR found.
Milam expresses a similar sentiment, dismissing the misconception that Web productions are substandard to traditional media.Introducing ‘School of Thrones’: ‘Game of Thrones’ Parody Web Series|Molly Taylor|March 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Who will make sure that haste to satisfy the displaced does not lead to substandard building?
They continue to be bogged down with allegations of substandard mental-health care.Armed Services Members MIA in Presidential Debates, Campaign|Marjorie Morrison|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This is shocking evidence that large sections of the population are at substandard levels of health.
Get rid of the substandard wiring, the ancient, lead-leaching plumbing, the cracked tile and water-warped crumbling plaster.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
Substandard wages provide only a substandard market for the goods and services produced by American industry and agriculture.