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Definition 1: a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for inferior in the sense of this definition

(inferior is a kind of ...) a written symbol that is used to represent speech

"the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

Definition 2: one of lesser rank or station or quality - [noun denoting person]

(inferior is a kind of ...) a person who accepts the leadership of another

Definition 3: written or printed below and to one side of another character - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for inferior in the sense of this definition

(inferior belongs to category ...) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

Definition 4: of or characteristic of low rank or importance - [adjective denoting all]

(inferior is similar to ...) low or inferior in station or quality

"a humble cottage" "a lowly parish priest" "a modest man of the people" "small beginnings"

(inferior is similar to ...) fairly poor to not very good

"has an indifferent singing voice" "has indifferent qualifications for the job"

(inferior is similar to ...) at a low level in rank or importance

"a low-level job" "low-level discussions"

(inferior is similar to ...) intermediate in rank or position

"middle-level management"

(inferior is similar to ...) decisively surpassed by something else so as to appear to be of a lower class

(means also ...) lower in rank or importance

(means also ...) literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension

"low ceilings" "low clouds" "low hills" "the sun is low" "low furniture" "a low bow"

(means also ...) less than normal in degree or intensity or amount

"low prices" "the reservoir is low"

Definition 5: of low or inferior quality - [adjective denoting all]

(inferior is similar to ...) used of beef; usable but inferior

(inferior is similar to ...) of lesser quality than second-rate

(inferior is similar to ...) of inferior status or quality

"a second-class citizen" "second-class accommodations"

(inferior is similar to ...) inferior in size or quality

"scrawny cattle" "scrubby cut-over pine" "old stunted thorn trees"

(inferior is similar to ...) (British informal) very poor in quality

"ropey food" "a ropey performance"

(inferior is similar to ...) moderate to inferior in quality

"they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"

(inferior is similar to ...) of inferior quality

(inferior is similar to ...) (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality

"no less than perfect"

(inferior is similar to ...) of very poor quality or condition

"deplorable housing conditions in the inner city" "woeful treatment of the accused" "woeful errors of judgment"

(inferior is similar to ...) of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior

"commercial grade of beef" "commercial oxalic acid"

(inferior is similar to ...) made coarse or crude by lack of skill

(inferior is similar to ...) of low or inferior quality or value

"of what coarse metal ye are molded" "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"

(inferior is similar to ...) made of inferior workmanship and materials

"cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"

(inferior is similar to ...) not of the highest quality or sophistication

(inferior is similar to ...) of very poor quality; flimsy

(inferior is similar to ...) (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal

"base coins of aluminum" "a base metal"

(inferior is similar to ...) below average in quality or performance

"a bad chess player" "a bad recital"

(means also ...) (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition

"the worst player on the team" "the worst weather of the year"

(... are attributes of inferior) a degree or grade of excellence or worth

"the quality of students has risen" "an executive of low caliber"

Definition 6: having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inferior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mercury and Venus are inferior planets

(inferior belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 7: lower than a given reference point - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where inferior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • inferior alveolar artery

(inferior is similar to ...) situated at the bottom or lowest position

"the bottom drawer"

(inferior belongs to category ...) the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

Definition 8: falling short of some prescribed norm - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where inferior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • substandard housing

Synonyms for inferior in the sense of this definition

(inferior is similar to ...) varying from or not adhering to a standard

"nonstandard windows" "envelopes of nonstandard sizes" "nonstandard lengths of board"

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