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English noun: inferiority

1. inferiority (state) the state of being inferior


Synonymslower rank, lower status


Broader (hypernym)low status, lowliness, lowness


Narrower (hyponym)backseat, shade, subordinateness, subsidiarity

2. inferiority (attribute) an inferior quality


Synonymslow quality


Broader (hypernym)caliber, calibre, quality


Narrower (hyponym)poorness, scrawniness, scrubbiness, second class, wretchedness


Antonymshigh quality, superiority

3. inferiority (attribute) the quality of being a competitive disadvantage


Synonymsunfavorable position


Broader (hypernym)disadvantage









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