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  Definition of inferior
  1. a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
  2. one of lesser rank or station or quality
  3. inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
  4. falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing"
  5. of or characteristic of low rank or importance
  6. of low or inferior quality
  7. having an orbit between the sun and the Earth''s orbit; "Mercury and Venus are inferior planets"
  8. written or printed below and to one side of another character
  9. lower than a given reference point; "inferior alveolar artery"
Similar Words: subscript, junior-grade, lower, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern, subordinate, deficient, substandard

 

See Also: low, subordinate, low-level, worst

 

Attributes: quality, caliber, calibre

 

 
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