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
To be human means to feel inferior.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.
I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be inferior.
I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
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Translations for inferior
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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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