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third-rate

(thûrd′rāt′)
adj.
Of third quality or value, especially of less quality or value than second-rate.

third-rate

adj
not of high quality; mediocre or inferior
ˈthird-ˈrater n

third′-rate′



adj.
1. of the third rate, quality, or class.
2. distinctly inferior.
[1640–50]
third′-rat′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.third-rate - of lesser quality than second-rate
inferior - of low or inferior quality

third-rate

adjective mediocre, bad, inferior, indifferent, poor, duff (Brit. informal), shoddy, poor-quality, low-grade, no great shakes (informal), chickenshit (U.S. slang), not much cop (informal), cheap-jack, half-pie (N.Z. informal), of a sort or of sorts, ropey or ropy (Brit. informal) a third-rate movie
Translations

third-rate

[ˌθɜːdˈreɪt] ADJ (pej) → de tercera

third-rate

[ˌθɜːdˈreɪt] adj(di qualità) scadente, di terz'ordine

third

(θəːd) noun
1. one of three equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of three (people, things etc); the next after the second.
adverb
in the third position. John came first in the race, and I came third.
ˈthirdly adverb
in the third place. Firstly, I haven't enough money; secondly, I'm too old; and thirdly it's raining.
ˌthird-ˈclass adjective, adverb
of or in the class next after or below the second.
third degree
a severe method of questioning people, sometimes using torture etc. The police gave him the third degree.
third party
a third person who is not directly involved in an action, contract etc. Was there a third party present when you and she agreed to the sale?
ˌthird-ˈrate adjective
of very bad quality. a third-rate performance.
the Third World
the developing countries, those not part of or aligned with the two main powers. the needs of the Third World.
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