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Definition of "second-rate" [sec•ond-rate]

  • Of inferior or mediocre quality or value. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "second-rate" in a sentence
  • "Georgia did remember, however, that being labeled a woman artist in the twenties was synonymous with being called second-rate."
  • "Or will we saddle our kids with debt, second-rate jobs, impossible interest rates, and a falling standard of living?"
  • ""We can make culture and journalism into second-rate activities, and spend centuries remixing the detritus of the 1960s and other eras from before individual creativity went out of fashion," he complains."