suboptimal Definition

  • 1less than the best possible
  • 2not ideal

Using suboptimal: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "suboptimal" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The results were suboptimal due to poor planning.

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    The suboptimal conditions of the laboratory affected the experiment's outcome.

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    The company's suboptimal performance led to a decrease in profits.

suboptimal Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for suboptimal

Antonyms for suboptimal


Summary: suboptimal in Brief

'Suboptimal' [sʌbˈɒptɪm(ə)l] means less than the best possible or not ideal. It is often used to describe situations where something falls short of expectations or standards, such as 'The results were suboptimal due to poor planning.' 'Suboptimal' has synonyms like 'below standard' and 'imperfect,' and antonyms like 'optimal' and 'ideal.'