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Not very good - thesaurus

Synonyms

poor

adjective

used for saying that something is not as good as it should be

average

adjective

not very good

limited

adjective

not very good, or not very great in amount

inferior

adjective

if something is inferior, its quality is not good

disappointing

adjective

not as good as you had hoped for or expected

inadequate

adjective

not enough, or not good enough for a particular purpose

undistinguished

adjective

not very good or special

substandard

adjective

not as good as you would normally expect, or not good enough to be accepted

unsatisfactory

adjective

British not as good as you had hoped

ordinary

adjective

Australian not acceptable or not good enough

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as good a time/place etc as any

not an especially good time/place etc to do something, but not worse than any other

be all very well

used for saying that you do not really approve of something or that it is not enough

bearable

adjective

something that is bearable is difficult or unpleasant, but you are able to accept or deal with it

be as good as it gets

to be not very good and unlikely to improve

below

adverb

not as good as a particular standard

be no match for someone

to be not as good, strong, clever etc as someone you are competing against

big deal

used for showing that you do not think that something is very good or impressive

dodgy

adjective

Britishinformal not very good in quality

fair

adjective

not bad but not very good

fallible

adjective

not perfect, and likely to be wrong or make mistakes

feeble

adjective

not good enough to achieve the intended result

flawed

adjective

spoiled by something such as a fault or mark, or lacking something

iffy

adjective

spoken not very good

imperfect

adjective

something that is imperfect has some faults or other bad qualities

indifferent

adjective

not very good

jar

verb

to be unsuitable in an unpleasant way in a particular place or situation

livable

adjective

if something is livable, you can bear it but it is not very pleasant or enjoyable

liveable

another spelling of livable

makeshift

adjective

made using whatever is available and therefore not very good

mediocre

adjective

average or below average in quality, ability, or achievement

no great shakes

not very skilful or impressive

not all/everything it's cracked up to be

informal not as good as people think or expect something or someone to be

not be up to much

not very good

not cut the mustard

to not be good enough

not good enough

used for saying that you are not satisfied with what someone has done or is offering you

nothing/not anything to write home about

not very good

nothing to get excited about

used for saying that something is not as good as some people think it is

not much cop

informal not very good or useful

not much of a

used for saying that someone or something is not a very good example of something

not so/too hot

not of a very high quality or standard

not up to snuff

not as good as it should be

not up to the mark

informal not good enough

of a kind

used for saying that something is not as good as it should be

overrated

adjective

not as good or important as some people believe

paltry

adjective

not very good, important, or valuable

questionable

adjective

probably not good, honest, or worth admiring

ropey

adjective

informal not very good

second best

noun

someone or something that is not what you wanted or is not as good as others

something is not all it’s cracked up to be

used for saying that something is not as good as people say that it is

something/life is not a bed of roses

used for saying that something is not always good or easy

so-so

adjective

informal not good enough to be described as good

suboptimal

adjective

formal not of the highest standard or quality

subpar

adjective

below a normal or expected level

tolerable

adjective

formal if something is tolerable, you are able to accept it or deal with it, although you do not like it

two-bit

adjective

mainly Americaninformal not very good, or not important

two cheers for

used for saying that you think something is good but that it could be better

underwhelming

adjective

not exciting, not impressive, or disappointing

unfit

adjective

below the accepted quality or standard for a particular use or purpose

unimpressive

adjective

not very good

unprepossessing

adjective

formal not impressive or attractive

unsatisfactory

adjective

not good enough

unsatisfying

adjective

not happening in the way that you would like

unspectacular

adjective

not especially good

unusable

adjective

not good enough to use

wanting

adjective

not as good as something should be

weak sauce

noun

mainly Americaninformal something that is of bad quality or disappointing

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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