What is the opposite of elite?

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Adjective
Opposite of the best in its class
“He is just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin.”
Adjective
Opposite of being part of a select group with a high social standing
“In their latest podcast, they accuse each other of losing touch with the common man.”
Adjective
Opposite of very skillful or effective
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“Try as he might, Marshall remained an unskilled wordsmith, fumbling at every stanza while he mumbled incoherently about dropping a coffee pot.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an air of class or luxury, especially due to being costly
“We are in a cheap restaurant in a middle-of-nowhere town in Nevada that just happens to have one, unassailable attraction.”
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Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
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Opposite of having or involving a great deal of knowledge or skill in a particular area
“In inexpert hands, inappropriate investigation often takes precedence.”
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Opposite of having special rights, advantages, or immunities
“They have spent years lavishing their love on scores of disadvantaged and special needs children.”
Adjective
Opposite of picked by hand rather than by machinery
Adjective
Opposite of the best of its kind or class
“The team has the league's worst statistics in all categories!”
Adjective
Opposite of only admitting a selected group of people
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Opposite of exceptionally clever or talented
“I have a stupid cat, but I still love him.”
Adjective
(of people) Opposite of the best of its kind or class
“This is a competition for those with uncelebrated hidden talents.”
Adjective
(archaic, of a person) Opposite of having the characteristics attributed to noble birth
“My guests were plebeian folk with an unrefined etiquette.”
Adjective
Opposite of past the level of being elementary
“Here are some elementary techniques that are suitable for beginners.”
Noun
Opposite of a group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a similar group
“Sadly, many of the good ones burn out early because they get tired of dealing with the dregs of corporate life, whiners, and complainers from all levels of the organization.”
Noun
Opposite of a select group that holds a social standing superior to others
“They knew that a lower-class commoner had somehow caught the eye of the young Queen on one of her forays into the country.”
Noun
Opposite of having a high or aristocratic status in society
Noun
Opposite of an unrivaled or matchless person or thing
Noun
Opposite of a notable person within a specific field
“Struggling to make an impact, he remained a relative unknown in his industry.”
Noun
(usually prefixed with "the") Opposite of the best or most preferable
“Over time she found objective reasons for considering her second son as the least favored.”
Noun
Opposite of that which is the most excellent or outstanding
“Her distasteful and offensive performance represented the worst of contemporary music.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being noble
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