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1(inferior)(goods/clothes) de calidad inferiorsubstandard housing — viviendas que no cumplen con los requisitos de habitabilidad feminine
- he gave a rather substandard performance tonight — su actuación de esta noche no estuvo al nivel de siempre
- They'd been living like that for over six months, most of their money going on substandard accommodation due to a lack of affordable housing.
- Living conditions, such as substandard housing, have a major impact on health.
- Jobs are scarce, housing is substandard but costly, and difficulties speaking English keep them in this cycle.
- The bill came to €106.90 between three, which was pretty expensive for the substandard food and shoddy service.
- I had to sign a form saying that I realised my performance was substandard and that the consequences of continued poor work had been explained to me.
- Parts of our communities have substandard housing.
- In the country's capital city, Santo Domingo, much of the housing is substandard and the quality of the water is poor.
- The committee was also required to evaluate the extent and problem of spurious and substandard drugs in the country.
- Despite working two or more jobs, many families still must pay out more than half their income for housing, or live in substandard conditions.
- The vast majority of the affected in San Salvador are poor inhabitants of apartment buildings and substandard housing.
- It is meant to discover which areas have substandard housing and need federal help.
- If someone lives in substandard housing and a crisis occurs, most likely the person will eventually lose their home and end up on the street.
- The evidence at trial did not indicate to me that defective or substandard materials were used in the construction of this house.
- Unemployment markedly increased, as did poverty, substandard housing, and cutbacks in basic governmental services.
- He said the step was long overdue as the flats were in a poor condition because of the substandard material used by the engineers of the department.
- However, the platform does not even hint that inadequate funding or substandard facilities are major factors in the crisis in education.
- You are well aware that math and science education at the secondary and elementary level is substandard in comparison to most of the rest of the developed world.
- Families live in housing that is considered substandard by Western or Kenyan standards.
- Thousands of people live in poorly maintained public housing or equally substandard private rental accommodation.
- The bureau required the manufacture and sales of substandard toys to be stopped immediately.
2(nonstandard)(usage) no estándar
- If what I'm quoting is substandard, please let me know what sets the standard.
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