Synonyms for marginal

Synonyms for (adj) marginal

Synonyms: fringy, marginal

Definition: at or constituting a border or edge

Usage: the marginal strip of beach

Similar words: peripheral

Definition: on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area

Usage: Russia's peripheral provinces; peripheral suburbs

Synonyms: borderline, marginal

Definition: of questionable or minimal quality

Usage: borderline grades; marginal writing ability

Similar words: minimal, minimum

Definition: the least possible

Usage: needed to enforce minimal standards; her grades were minimal; minimum wage; a minimal charge for the service

Synonyms: marginal

Definition: producing at a rate that barely covers production costs

Usage: marginal industries

Similar words: unprofitable

Definition: producing little or no profit or gain

Usage: deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable

Synonyms: marginal, bare

Definition: just barely adequate or within a lower limit

Usage: a bare majority; a marginal victory

Similar words: narrow

Definition: very limited in degree

Usage: won by a narrow margin; a narrow escape

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