Definitions for inferior
ɪnˈfɪər i ərin·fe·ri·or
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word inferior.
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, substandardadjective
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.
Etymology: Borrowed from inferior, the comparative of inferus.
Inferior refers to something of lower quality, status, or value compared to another. It can be used to describe persons, objects, or circumstances that are considered less than or subordinate to something else.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In a military sense means simply junior in rank, having a lower rank.
beneath, below or behind: a term of position.
The numerical value of inferior in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of inferior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
To strive with an equal is dangerous with a superior, mad with an inferior, degrading.
I have been concerned for years about it and why I think the Department of Justice should be investigating, 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.
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.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
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.
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- podřízený, podřadný, méněcennýCzech
- alempiarvoinen, alempiFinnish
- subordinado, inferiorGalician
- di basso rango, inferioreItalian
- 下っ端, 下等, 劣る, 目下, 低い, 賎, 賎しいJapanese
- нижестоящий, нижний, худший, младший, низший, подчинённыйRussian
- undermålig, underordnadSwedish
- aşağı derecede olanTurkish
- dizotrin, dizotrinneWalloon
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