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second-rate

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  • adj.mediocre
  • adj.inadequate

synonyms for second-rate

  • crummy
  • inferior
  • below par
  • cheap
  • deficient
  • inadequate
  • low-grade
  • poor
  • rotten
  • second-best
  • second-class
  • shabby
  • shoddy
  • substandard
  • unacceptable
  • unsatisfactory
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antonyms for second-rate

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  • excellent
  • first-rate
  • superior
  • superior
  • first-rate
  • excellent
  • extraordinary
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How to use second-rate in a sentence

In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.
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On his head was the second-hand hat of some parvenu's coachman, gold lace, cockade and all.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The beauty, the mystery,—this fierce sunshine or something—stir——' She hesitated for a fraction of a second.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Roman Pane who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage alludes to another method of using the herb.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
He set down as the second the golden rule, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them.”
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
By the second process, it is made to the advantage of the issuer of the notes to hasten their withdrawal himself.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
At first startled, her second thought was that this would be the best possible thing which could happen.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
So far as the right or wrong of having contraband whisky was concerned, I don't think any one gave it a second thought.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
And now let me come to the second problem we opened up in connection with college education—the problem of its extension.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
In future years the poor-rate (so-called) will include, in addition to these, all other rates levyable by the Corporation.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
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WORDS RELATED TO SECOND-RATE

  • below par
  • inferior
  • low-grade
  • poor
  • second-rate
  • subpar
  • substandard
  • amateur
  • nothing to brag about
  • second-rate
  • small potatoes
  • the bushes
  • triple-A
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