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Entry Word: inferior
Function: adjective
Text: 1 situated lower down <creatures that inhabit the dark, inferior depths of the ocean>
Synonyms lower, nether
Related Words lowest, nethermost; underlying
Near Antonyms highest, uppermost; overhanging, overhead
Antonyms higher, superior, upper
2 of little or less value or merit <a girl who has always felt inferior to her older sister>
Synonyms mean, minor, secondary, second-class, second-rate
Related Words junior, lesser, lower, petty, smaller, subordinate, under; average, common, fair, middling, ordinary; amiss, bad, defective, unsatisfactory, wrong; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptable; littler, slighter, smaller; jerkwater, one-horse, two-bit
Near Antonyms major, more, primary, senior; choice, exceptional, first-class, first-rate, high-grade, premium, prime; acceptable, adequate, sufficient
Antonyms greater, higher, superior
3 belonging to the class of people of low social or economic rank <at one time, the upper crust liked to believe that inferior people were fit only to be servants> -- see IGNOBLE 1
4 falling short of a standard <an inferior science textbook that was out-of-date the day that it was published> -- see BAD 1
5 having not so great importance or rank as another <an inferior officer cannot strike a superior under any circumstances> -- see LESSER
6 of low quality <inferior chocolate candy that no serious chocolate lover would think of eating> -- see CHEAP 2