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inferior

in·fe·ri·or

inferior

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn fi ri r
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: subordinate in rank, position, or degree.
Compared with a general, a captain is an inferior officer.
synonyms:
secondary, subordinate
antonyms:
grand, superior, supreme, upper
similar words:
ancillary, junior, lower, minor, second-class, subservient, subsidiary, under
definition 2: being low in position; near the bottom.
These outcasts are of inferior rank in society.
synonyms:
lower
similar words:
last, low, mean, nether, subjacent, under
definition 3: of lesser value, importance, or quality.
This coffee is inferior to our old brand.
synonyms:
base, low-grade, poor, second-rate, substandard, third-rate
antonyms:
better, choice, excellent, fine, prime, superb, superior
similar words:
amateurish, awful, cheap, cheesy, coarse, cull, indifferent, lousy, low, mean, mediocre, scrub, secondary, shoddy, sleazy, subordinate, terrible, two-bit, unprofessional, wretched
definition 4: in astronomy, designating a planet that is nearer to the sun than is the earth.
antonyms:
superior
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one that is inferior to others.
He was not allowed to play with children whom his parents considered his inferiors.
synonyms:
subordinate
antonyms:
superior
similar words:
junior, secondary
derivations: inferiorly (adv.), inferiority (n.)