As adjectives the difference between subpar and superb
is that subpar
is being of less than a traditional or accepted standard while superb
Being of less than a traditional or accepted standard
(golf) below par
(finance) Trading a price below face value.
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.
*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.