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English adjective: inferior

1. inferior of or characteristic of low rank or importance


Similarhumble, indifferent, low, low-level, lowly, middle-level, modest, outclassed, small


See alsolow, low, low-level, subordinate


Antonymssuperior

2. inferior of low or inferior quality


Similarbad, base, bum, bush, bush-league, cheap, cheapjack, cheesy, chintzy, coarse, coarsened, commercial, commercial-grade, common, crummy, deplorable, execrable, less, low-grade, mediocre, miserable, punk, ropey, ropy, scrawny, scrubby, second-class, second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, stunted, tawdry, third-rate, tinny, utility, utility-grade, woeful, wretched


See alsoworst


Attributecaliber, calibre, quality


Antonymssuperior

3. inferior written or printed below and to one side of another character


Synonymssubscript


Domain categoryprinting, printing process


Antonymsadscript, superscript, superior

4. inferior having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit


SamplesMercury and Venus are inferior planets.


Domain categoryastronomy, uranology


Antonymssuperior

5. inferior lower than a given reference point


SamplesInferior alveolar artery.


Similarbottom


Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy


Antonymsside, top

6. inferior falling short of some prescribed norm


SamplesSubstandard housing.


Synonymsdeficient, substandard


Similarnonstandard


Antonymsstandard


English noun: inferior

1. inferior (person) one of lesser rank or station or quality


Broader (hypernym)follower


Antonymshigher-up, superior, superordinate

2. inferior (communication) a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character


Synonymssubscript


Broader (hypernym)character, grapheme, graphic symbol


Antonymssuperscript, superior









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