one of lesser rank or station or quality
a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
of or characteristic of low rank or importance
of low or inferior quality
written or printed below and to one side of another character
having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit
"Mercury and Venus are inferior planets"
lower than a given reference point
"inferior alveolar artery"
deficient, inferior, substandard(adj)
falling short of some prescribed norm
a person of lower stature to another
As you are my inferior, I can tell you to do anything I want.
of lower quality
Anna had always felt inferior to her brother due to poor school grades.
of lower rank
In botany, inside the flower stalk below the petals. Said of an ovary.
Origin: Borrowed from inferior, the comparative of inferus.
lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath
poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods
nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus
below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian
situated below some other organ; -- said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx
on the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior
junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer
a person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another
Origin: [L., compar. of inferus that is below, underneath, the lower; akin to E. under: cf. F. infrieur. See Under.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-fē′ri-ur, adj. lower in any respect: subordinate: secondary.—n. one lower in rank or station: one younger than another.—n. Inferior′ity, the state of being inferior: a lower position in any respect.—adv. Infē′riorly, in an inferior manner. [L. inferior, comp. of inferus, low.]
The numerical value of inferior in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of inferior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
A lot of people treat me differently, as though I was mentally challenged or inferior to them. In reality ectodermal dysplasia is a physical condition.
They could either choose to mate with the first, potentially inferior, companion and risk inferior offspring, or they could wait for Mr. or Ms. Perfect to come around.
No one can/will dare to make you a mediocre/an inferior person, until you personally/first accept mediocrity/inferiority complex as your fate. So, never ever think/feel/accept to be a mediocre/an inferior person.
I believe strongly that federal watchdog agencies have a role in protecting consumers because serious safety concerns are raised by this practice of steering often involving the use of inferior or even salvaged or counterfeit parts.
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- podřízený, méněcenný, podřadnýCzech
- alempiarvoinen, alempiFinnish
- subordinado, inferiorGalician
- di basso rango, inferioreItalian
- 下等, 目下, 劣る, 下っ端, 賎, 賎しい, 低いJapanese
- худший, нижний, низший, младший, подчинённый, нижестоящийRussian
- underordnad, undermåligSwedish
- aşağı derecede olanTurkish
- dizotrinne, dizotrinWalloon
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