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What does "Inferior" mean?


(a.) Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian (a.) Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer (a.) Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath (a.) Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus (a.) On the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior (a.) Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods (a.) Situated below some other organ; -- said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx (n.) A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another

Synonyms humble, base, common, modest, bad, small, commercial, indifferent, coarse, less, bum, petty, poor, low, subordinate, mediocre, deplorable, wretched, cheesy, tawdry, cheap, miserable, execrable, shoddy, punk, sleazy, flimsy, lower, deficient, junior, secondary, lowly, subaltern, chintzy, crummy, scrawny, woeful, cardboard, tinny, stunted, ropy, subscript, ropey, substandard, scrubby, second-rate, nonstandard, junior-grade, cheapjack, low-level, low-grade, outclassed, second-class, third-rate, lower-ranking, coarsened, utility-grade, middle-level

Example: "Mercury and Venus are inferior planets" Example: "Inferior alveolar artery"

Word Family inferiorities, inferiority, inferiors