I need two words to describe the quality of some items - one word describing items of worse quality than the other.
I read this question, Bad or Poor more severe. I'm uncertain if I fully agree with the answer about "bad" being worse than "poor", since poor people still can be good though... Being economically poor and criminally bad, is something different than being of poor quality and bad quality.
I need two words to describe the quality of items - one being items of worse quality than the other - both being items of "bad" quality.
I was thinking of using "low quality" and "poor quality" - but I guess "bad quality" may also be an option. The problem is that I'm uncertain if "low" or "poor" is the worse of them (I thought it low was higher quality than poor, but I may be wrong)... In any case, it's not obvious what's what.
So, should I use "low" and "poor", "bad" and "poor", or "low" and "bad" ?
What would be the ranging within the two ?
Is there perhaps another better word to be used with "low" (or "bad") - or another set of words alltogether?