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English adjective: nonstandard

1. nonstandard not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community


SamplesA nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups.
The common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk speech.


Similarbad, unacceptable, unaccepted


Domain categorylinguistics


Antonymsreceived, standard

2. nonstandard varying from or not adhering to a standard


SamplesNonstandard windows.
Envelopes of nonstandard sizes.
Nonstandard lengths of board.


Similardeficient, inferior, nonnormative, substandard


Attributeamount, measure, quantity


Antonymsstandard

3. nonstandard not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence


SamplesA nonstandard text.


Antonymsstandard









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