- Failing to meet the expected or set guideline or level.
- Not reaching the quality that the law calls for
- Presenting a higher than usual risk to an insurance company
- The building was deemed substandard due to its failure to meet safety regulations.
- The company was penalized for selling substandard products that did not meet legal quality guidelines.
- Due to his several serious medical conditions, the applicant was considered a substandard risk by the insurance company.