Subpar vs Superb - What's the difference?

subpar | superb |


As adjectives the difference between subpar and superb

is that subpar is being of less than a traditional or accepted standard while superb is .

subpar

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Being of less than a traditional or accepted standard
  • (golf) below par
  • (finance) Trading a price below face value.
  • superb

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • First-rate; of the highest quality; exceptionally good.
  • :
  • *
  • *:Captain Edward Carlisle; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
  • Grand; magnificent; august; stately.
  • :
  • (lb) Haughty.
  • *1858 , (Julia Kavanagh), Adèle, a Tale: Volume 2 (p.235):
  • *:A remark which Isabella received with a superb curl of the lip, but at the same time, and to her brother's infinite relief, she walked away.
  • Synonyms

    * excellent * superlative

    Derived terms

    * superbly