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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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