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Adjective
/inˈfi(ə)rēər/,
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Lower in rank, status, or quality,
  1. Lower in rank, status, or quality
    • - schooling in inner-city areas was inferior to that in the rest of the country
  2. Of low standard or quality
    • - inferior goods
  3. (of a court or tribunal) Able to have its decisions overturned by a higher court

  4. Denoting goods or services that are in greater demand during a recession than in a boom, e.g., secondhand clothes

  5. Low or lower in position
    • - ulcers located in the inferior and posterior wall of the duodenum
  6. (of a letter, figure, or symbol) Written or printed below the line

  7. (of the ovary of a flower) Situated below the sepals and enclosed in the receptacle

Noun
  1. A person lower than another in rank, status, or ability
    • - her social and intellectual inferiors
  2. An inferior letter, figure, or symbol


  1. of or characteristic of low rank or importance
  2. one of lesser rank or station or quality
  3. subscript: a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
  4. of low or inferior quality
  5. having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit; "Mercury and Venus are inferior planets"
  6. lower than a given reference point; "inferior alveolar artery"
  7. The Inferior is a novel by Peadar Ó Guilín. It is unclear as to what genre it is written in, as it starts out like a fantasy novel but, as the book progresses, it develops characteristics generally attributed to science fiction novels. The book has been marketed as YA fiction.
  8. An inferiority complex, in the fields of psychology and psychoanalysis, is a feeling that one is inferior to others in some way. Such feelings can arise from an imagined or actual inferiority in the afflicted person. ...
  9. (Inferiorly) Standard anatomical terms of location are employed in science which deal with the anatomy of animals to avoid ambiguities which might otherwise arise. They are not language-specific, and thus require no translation. ...
  10. a person of lower stature to another; of lower quality; of lower rank; located below; In botany, inside the flower stalk below the petals. Said of an ovary
  11. (Inferiority) A measure which determines how much worse a particular genotype is than the genotype which is currently dominating the system. ...
  12. (INFERIORITY) being lower in position, degree, rank, or merit; a state of mind where one belittles themselves; makes oneself feel unimportant or worthless.
  13. (inferiority) Adler's term for feelings of inadequacy.
  14. The inferiors of a window are all of the subwindows nested below it: the children, the children's children, and so on.
  15. Literally below or lesser than. In the anatomical position, if A is lower than B, A is inferior to B. The opposite is superior.
  16. the lowest plane as compared to the superior position.
  17. as usual, refers to the direction towards the feet of a human's body, as opposed to superior, which refers to the direction towards the head. ...
  18. Situated below and closer to the feet than another.
  19. Facing toward or located at the bottom; further from the head.
  20. Situated below or directed downward.
  21. the description of an ovary that is below the perianthe, the norm for all orchids
  22. Shows direction. For example, standing in an upright position, the top of the head is superior to the feet, which are, in turn, interior to the head. Another example, in an upright position, the sole of the foot is inferior while the dorsum (upper part) of the foot is superior. Below. Caudal.
  23. Toward the ventral surface of the primate head.
  24. Growing below some other organ, as an inferior calyx grows below the ovary, or an inferior ovary appears to grow below the adnate calyx.
  25. Refers to an ovary that is below the attachment of the petals, sepals and stamens. The hypanthium may be fused to the ovary wall or attached to the top of the ovary. The ovary of an apple is inferior because it is fused with a thick, fleshy hypanthium. ...