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adjective as in inadequate

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The place begins to feel like a second-rate Madame Tussauds.

At a certain point, the Christie staffers begin to sound like characters in a second-rate Tarantino script.

Or did the poor guy have to read a second-rate novel or a false-sounding biography in his last hours on earth?

I used to be obsessed with the second-rate films of Alfred Hitchcock.

When Smith phoned the American Embassy in Rome to ask for assistance, he says the couple was treated like second-rate citizens.

Down the block, his victim headed into a distinctly second-rate apartment hotel.

First off, it was one of those second-rate places that boasted no doorman.

They had already bought much of the best talent in the country, and they wasted no time on the second-rate.

I have seen men fall out and lose themselves among the army of crooks that throng the second-rate shows.

My only fear was that the gallery might mistake his rather second-rate people for gentlefolk.


On this page you'll find 61 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to second-rate, such as: crummy, inferior, below par, cheap, deficient, and inadequate.

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