Inferior definitions

ĭn-fîr'ē-ər
Lower in space; placed lower down.
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Low or lower in order, status, rank, etc.; subordinate.
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Lower in quality or value than.
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Poor in quality; below average.
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Located below or directed downward.
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Low or lower in order, degree, or rank.

Captain is an inferior rank to major.

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Designating or of planets between the earth and the sun.
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Situated under or beneath.
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Having the sepals, petals, and stamens attached at the apex.
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Located below the perianth and other floral parts. Used of an ovary.
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Placed below the type line (Ex.: 2 in NO2)
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Located beneath or directed downward.
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An inferior person or thing.
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Set below the normal line of type; subscript.
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A person lower in rank, status, or accomplishment than another.
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An inferior character, such as the number 2 in CO2.
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Low or lower in order, degree, or value.
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Situated below or directed downward.
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In human anatomy, situated nearer the soles of the feet in relation to a specific reference point.
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The definition of inferior is someone or something that is not very good, that is not as good as something else, or that is of lower quality.

An example of inferior is a cheap knock-off purse, which is of low quality.

An example of inferior is a job that is not as good as other positions.

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Of lower quality.

Anna had always felt inferior to her brother due to poor school grades.

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Located below.
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Of lower rank.

An inferior officer.

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(botany) 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.
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(botany) On the side of a flower which is next to the bract; anterior.
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(astronomy) Nearer to the Sun than the Earth is.

The inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.

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(astronomy) Below the horizon.

The inferior part of a meridian.

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A person of lower stature to another.

As you are my inferior, I can tell you to do anything I want.

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Origin of inferior

Middle English from Latin īnferior comparative of īnferus low n̥dher- in Indo-European roots