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Better (or worse) than is usual or expected:‘poor nutrition can leave you feeling below par’
slightly unwell, not well, not very well, not oneself, not in good shape, out of sortssubstandard, inferior, not up to standard, not up to scratch, under par, below average, lacking, wanting, second-rate, mediocre, middling, poor, bad, inadequate, unsatisfactory, uninspired, undistinguishedView synonyms
- ‘The sauce, which as you would expect is the key, is invariably under par.’
- ‘Two years ago I was overweight, bloated, lacked energy, fell asleep early in the evenings and generally felt below par.’
- ‘The jokes seemed to be aimed at an older audience, where as to me, the Simpsons movie felt below par and the jokes fairly stale.’
- ‘It will strike when its host suffers from a wound such as a small cut, a minor ailment such as a cold, or when the immune system is under par.’
- ‘With the loss of some key players, the team looked distinctly under par.’
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