subnormal


sub·nor·mal

adjective \-ˈnr-məl\

: lower or smaller than normal

: having less of something than is normal

Full Definition of SUBNORMAL

1
:  lower or smaller than normal
2
:  having less of something and especially of intelligence than is normal
sub·nor·mal·i·ty \ˌsəb-nr-ˈma-lə-tē\ noun
sub·nor·mal·ly \ˌsəb-ˈnr-mə-lē\ adverb

Examples of SUBNORMAL

  1. subnormal levels of vitamin C
  2. people who are subnormal in insulin production

Origin of SUBNORMAL

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1890

Related to SUBNORMAL

Synonyms
bantam, diminutive, dinky, dwarfish, fine, half-pint, Lilliputian, little, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), puny, pygmy, shrimpy, slight, smallish, small, toylike, undersized (also undersize)
Antonyms
big, biggish, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, husky, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, outsize (also outsized), overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, whacking, whopping

Rhymes with SUBNORMAL

sub·nor·mal

adjective \ˌsəb-ˈnr-məl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUBNORMAL

1
: lower or smaller than normal <a subnormal temperature>
2
: having less of something and especially of intelligence than is normal
sub·nor·mal·i·ty \ˌsəb-nr-ˈmal-ət-ē\ noun, plural sub·nor·mal·i·ties

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