low grade

  • 1low-grade — ˈlow grade adjective 1. of low quality or a poor standard: • Women were forced into part time low grade jobs. • low grade steel 2. FINANCE low grade bonds, loans etc have a high risk of not being repaid: • low grade debt issued by lower rated… …

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  • 2low-grade — lō grād adj being near that extreme of a specified range which is lowest, least intense, or least competent <a low grade fever> <a low grade infection> compare HIGH GRADE * * * (loґgrādґ) occurring near the low end of a range, as …

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  • 3low-grade — adj. inferior; as, low grade ore. Opposite of {high grade}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4low-grade — (adj.) 1867, originally in mining, with reference to ores, from LOW (Cf. low) (adj.) + GRADE (Cf. grade) (n.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5low-grade — low′ grade′ adj. 1) of inferior grade or quality 2) being close to the low end of a range of measurement: a low grade fever[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80 …

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  • 6low-grade — low ,grade adjective 1. ) low in quality 2. ) a low grade medical condition is not very serious …

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  • 7low-grade — [lō′grād΄] adj. 1. of inferior quality or value 2. of little degree [a low grade fever] …

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  • 8low grade — index mediocrity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9low-grade — index inferior (lower in quality), mediocre, poor (inferior in quality) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10low-grade — adjective Date: 1878 1. of inferior grade or quality 2. being near that extreme of a specified range which is lowest, least intense, least serious, or least competent < a low grade fever > < a low grade infection > …

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  • 11low-grade — / ləυ greɪd/ adjective 1. not very important ● a low grade official from the Ministry of Commerce 2. not of very good quality ● The car runs best on low grade petrol …

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  • 12low-grade — /loh grayd /, adj. of an inferior quality, worth, value, etc.: The mine yields low grade silver ore. [1875 80; LOW1 + GRADE] * * * …

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  • 13low-grade — UK / US adjective 1) low in quality 2) a low grade medical condition is not very serious …

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  • 14low grade — adjective alternative spelling of low grade …

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  • 15low-grade — adj. Low grade is used with these nouns: ↑ore …

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  • 16low-grade — adjective low grade building materials Syn: poor quality, inferior, substandard, second rate; shoddy, cheap, reject, trashy, gimcrack, chintzy, rubbishy; informal two bit, schlocky, bum, cheapjack Ant: top quality, first class …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17low-grade — / ləυ greɪd/ adjective not of very good quality ● The car runs best on low grade petrol …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 18low grade — Synonyms and related words: Mickey Mouse, base, cheap, cheesy, coarse, common, declasse, fourth class, hack, inferior, irregular, low class, low quality, low test, mean, paltry, poor, punk, second best, second class, second rate, seedy, shabby,&#8230; …

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  • 19low-grade — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. inferior, bad, second rate; see poor 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of low or lower quality: common, inferior, low quality, mean2, mediocre, second class, second rate, shabby, substandard. See BETTER …

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  • 20low grade — When referring to cancerous and precancerous growths, a term used to describe cells that look nearly normal under a microscope. These cells are less likely to grow and spread quickly than cells in high grade cancerous or precancerous growths …

    English dictionary of cancer terms