Substandard vs Heinous - What's the difference?

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Substandard is a related term of heinous.


As adjectives the difference between substandard and heinous

is that substandard is of inferior quality; not meeting the minimum quality requirements while heinous is totally reprehensible.

substandard

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of inferior quality; not meeting the minimum quality requirements.
  • They built this with substandard parts. No wonder it collapsed.

    heinous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Totally reprehensible.
  • I hope they catch the person responsible for that heinous crime.
    The perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to justice.
    The government denounced the attack as the most heinous of the last decade.
    Political Leaders from around the world have condemned these heinous acts.
    In our public services sorry seems to be the most heinous word.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "heinous" is often applied: crime, act, sin, murder, offence.

    Synonyms

    * (totally reprehensible) abominable, horrible, odious