: below a usual or normal level or standard
- Why would a major football school fire a successful coach following a single subpar season?
- —Jerry Kirshenbaum
- Because of phylloxera, vineyards have been inconsistent and yielding subpar grapes.
- —James Laube
: having a score lower than par
- His 19 birdies and two eagles gave him more subpar holes than anyone …
- —David Barrett
- … Augusta National never played easier. … Saturday's 30 subpar rounds broke a third-round tournament record …
- —John Garrity