English adjective: nonstandard
|1.||nonstandard not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community|
|Samples||A nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups.|
The common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk speech.
|Similar||bad, unacceptable, unaccepted|
|2.||nonstandard varying from or not adhering to a standard|
Envelopes of nonstandard sizes.
Nonstandard lengths of board.
|Similar||deficient, inferior, nonnormative, substandard|
|Attribute||amount, measure, quantity|
|3.||nonstandard not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence|
|Samples||A nonstandard text.|