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below a satisfactory standard:這解釋沒問題，話雖然如此說，碰到諸如「不過iPhone在美國所採用的移動數據網絡實在難以令人滿意。」說法，老美他們應該不會採用AT&T是SUBSTANDARD的。而可能是「不太適合的」。
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(No matter what you may have learned at your mother’s knee, ‘hunky-dory’ probably does not come from a street in Yokohama where sailors could find a bit of all right.)
- In proper or satisfactory operational or working order: checked to see if the tires were all right.
- Acceptable; agreeable: Delaying the repair is all right by me.
- all-right (ôl'rīt') Informal. Satisfactory; good: an all-right fellow; an all-right movie.
- Correct: Your answers are all right.
- Average; mediocre: The performance was just all right, not remarkable.
- Uninjured; safe: The passengers were shaken up but are all right.
- Fairly healthy; well: I am feeling all right again.
- In a satisfactory way; adequately: I held up all right under pressure.
- Very well; yes. Used as a reply to a question or to introduce a declaration: All right, I'll go.
- Without a doubt: It's cold, all right.
USAGE NOTE Despite the appearance of the form alright in works of such well-known writers as Langston Hughes and James Joyce, the single word spelling has never been accepted as standard. This is peculiar, since similar fusions such as already and altogether have never raised any objections. The difference may lie in the fact that already and altogether became single words back in the Middle Ages, whereas alright has only been around for a little more than a century and was called out by language critics as a misspelling. Consequently, one who uses alright, especially in formal writing, runs the risk that readers may view it as an error or as the willful breaking of convention.
Idioms: all right
1. Completely correct, as in You have a perfect score--your answers are all right. (It could just as well be put as "all your answers are right.")
2. In proper or working order, in a satisfactory way, as in The engine is running all right now. [Late 1800s] Also see turn out all right.
3. In good health, as in John had the flu, but he's all right now. [Early 1900s]
4. Not injured, safe, as in It was just a minor accident and everyone is all right. [Early 1900s]
5. Very well, yes, as in Do you want to leave now?--All right, or All right, we'll stay home. [First half of 1800s] Also see all right with you.
6. Certainly, without a doubt, as in It's late all right, but it will probably come today. [Mid-1800s]
7. Hurrah! Good for you, as in All right! your team has done it again! [Slang; mid-1900s]
8. Also, all-right. Good, satisfactory. For example, This restaurant is all right, or Harry is an all-right guy. [Slang; mid-1900s]
1. Failing to meet a standard; below standard.
a. Of, relating to, or indicating a pattern of linguistic usage that does not conform to that of the prestige group in a speech community or to that of the standard language.
b. Not in accord with notions of good English; nonstandard. See Usage Note at nonstandard.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright
adj. - 標準以下的, 不合規格的
━━ a. （製品・語法などが）標準以下の.
substandard 同義字：Of low or lower quality: common, inferior, low-grade, low-quality, mean2, mediocre, second-class, second-rate, shabby.
Moderate to inferior in quality; ordinary. See synonyms at average.
[French médiocre, from Latin mediocris : medius, middle + ocris, a rugged mountain.]