Borderline meaning

bôr'dər-līn'
An indefinite area intermediate between two qualities or conditions.

The borderline between love and hate is often thin.

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Relating to a personality disorder characterized by a long-standing pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, behavior, mood, and self-image that can interfere with social or occupational functioning or cause extreme emotional distress.
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A boundary; dividing line.
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On a boundary; specif., on the boundary of what is acceptable, valid, or normal; hence, having a questionable or indefinite status.
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Related to or having borderline personality disorder.
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Nearly; not clearly on one side or the other of a border or boundary, ambiguous.

He is borderline hypoglycemic and needs to monitor his sugar intake.

I would rather hire a talented layman than a university graduate with borderline qualifications.

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Showing bad taste.

Your borderline remarks about my aunt's dress destroyed my evening.

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A boundary or accepted division; a border.

She lives on the borderline between reality and madness.

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A line that establishes or marks a border.
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