: less than optimal : not at the best possible level
- suboptimal conditions/results/solutions
- … such is life at the sharp end of evolution, where the pursuit of self-interest frequently leads to suboptimal outcomes for all concerned.
- —The Economist
- Training at sub-optimal levels fatigues you and wastes time you could have spent at the high levels you hope to achieve.
- —Rick Crawford
… countless companies perform suboptimally. They fail to capitalize on a unique competitive advantage.