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 for deficient, inferior, substandard
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  nonstandard \nonstandard\, non-standard \non-standard\adj.
     1. varying from or not adhering to a standard; as,
        nonstandard windows; envelopes of nonstandard sizes;
        non-standard lengths of board cost more per foot. Opposite
        of standard. [Narrower terms: deficient, inferior,
     Syn: nonstandard.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. (Linguistics) Not conforming to the language usage of a
        prestige group within a community; as, a nonstandard
        dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially
        disfavored groups. Opposite of standard.
        [WordNet 1.5]

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