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borderline

adjective

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located at or near a border
  • a borderline region that is claimed by both countries

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borderline

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of borderline (Entry 2 of 3)

very close to but not completely
  • your answer was borderline rude, so I would advise you to be more diplomatic in the future

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borderline

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of borderline (Entry 3 of 3)

the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something
  • the actual borderline separating the two properties is now being disputed

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The first known use of borderline was in 1907

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“Borderline.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/borderline. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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