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Meaning of second-rate

sec•ond-rate

Pronunciation: (sek'und-rāt'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of lesser or minor quality, importance, or the like: a second-rate poet.
  2. inferior; mediocre: a second-rate performance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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