HyperDic: inferior

English > 8 senses of the word inferior:
ADJECTIVEallinferiorof or characteristic of low rank or importance
allinferiorof low or inferior quality
allinferior, subscriptwritten or printed below and to one side of another character
allinferiorhaving an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit
allinferiorlower than a given reference point
allinferior, deficient, substandardfalling ... / falling short of some prescribed norm
NOUNperson inferiorone of lesser rank or station or quality
communicationinferior, subscripta character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
inferior > pronunciation
Soundsihnfih'riyer
Rhymesanterior ... worrier: 48 rhymes with iyer...
English > inferior: 8 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf or characteristic of low rank or importance.
Narrowerhumble, low, lowly, modest, smallLow or inferior in station or quality
indifferentFairly poor to not very good
low-levelAt a low level in rank or importance
middle-levelIntermediate in rank or position
outclasseddecisively surpassed by something else so as to appear to be of a lower class
See alsolowLiteral meanings
lowless than normal in degree or intensity or amount
subordinate, low-levelLower in rank or importance
OppositesuperiorOf or characteristic of high rank or importance
Spanishinferior
Catalaninferior
English > inferior: 8 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf low or inferior quality.
Attribute ofquality, caliber, calibreA degree or grade of excellence / excellence or worth
NarrowerbadBelow average in quality or performance
base(used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal
bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinnyOf very poor quality
bush-league, bushnot of the highest quality or sophistication
cheapjack, shoddy, tawdrycheap and shoddy
coarse, commonOf low or inferior quality or value
coarsenedmade coarse or crude by lack of skill
commercial, commercial-gradeOf the kind or quality used in commerce
deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretchedOf very poor quality or condition
less(usually preceded by 'no') lower in quality
low-gradeOf inferior quality
mediocre, second-ratemoderate to inferior in quality
ropey, ropy(British informal) very poor in quality
scrawny, scrubby, stuntedinferior in size or quality
second-classOf inferior status or quality
third-rateOf lesser quality than second-rate
utility, utility-gradeUsed of beef
See alsoworst(superlative of 'bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition
OppositesuperiorOf high or superior quality or performance
Spanishinferior
Catalaninferior
Nounsinferiorityan inferior quality
English > inferior: 8 senses > adjective 3
MeaningWritten or printed below and to one side of another character.
Synonymsubscript
Categoryprinting, printing processreproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
OppositeadscriptWritten or printed immediately following another character and aligned with it
superscript, superiorWritten or printed above and to one side of another character
English > inferior: 8 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit.
Example"Mercury and Venus are inferior planets"
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
OppositesuperiorHaving an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit
English > inferior: 8 senses > adjective 5
MeaningLower than a given reference point.
Example"inferior alveolar artery"
Categoryanatomy, general anatomyThe branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Broaderbottomsituated at the bottom or lowest position
English > inferior: 8 senses > adjective 6
Meaningfalling ... / falling short of some prescribed norm.
Synonymsdeficient, substandard
BroadernonstandardVarying from or not adhering to a standard
Spanishdeficiente, inferior, subestándar
Catalandeficient
Nounsinferioritythe state of being inferior
English > inferior: 8 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningOne of lesser rank or station or quality.
BroaderfollowerA person who accepts the leadership / leadership of another
Oppositesuperior, higher-up, superordinateOne of greater rank or station or quality
Spanishinferior
Catalaninferior
English > inferior: 8 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character.
Synonymsubscript
Broadercharacter, graph, grapheme, graphic symbolA written symbol that is used to represent speech
Oppositesuperscript, superiorA character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character
Spanishsubíndice
Catalansubíndex

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