inferior

inferior
adjective
1》 lower in rank, status, or quality.
    ↘of low standard or quality.
    ↘Law (of a court or tribunal) susceptible to having its decisions overturned by a higher court.
2》 chiefly Anatomy low or lower in position.
    ↘Botany (of the ovary of a flower) situated below the sepals.
3》 (of a letter or symbol) written or printed below the line.
4》 Economics denoting goods or services which are in greater demand during a recession.
noun
1》 a person lower than another in rank, status, or ability.
2》 Printing an inferior letter, figure, or symbol.
Derivatives
inferiority noun
inferiorly adverb (Anatomy).
Origin
ME: from L., compar. of inferus 'low'.

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  • Inferior — In*fe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of inferus that is below, underneath, the lower; akin to E. under: cf. F. inf[ e]rieur. See {Under}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Lower in place, rank, value, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inferior — INFERIÓR, OÁRĂ, inferiori, oare, adj. 1. Care este aşezat dedesubt sau mai jos. ♦ (Despre ape curgătoare sau despre regiuni de pe cursul lor) Situat mai aproape de vărsare decât de izvor. 2. Care este din punct de vedere numeric mai mic decât… …   Dicționar Român

  • inferior — in·fe·ri·or adj: of lower status, rank, or priority Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. inferior I …   Law dictionary

  • inferior — adjetivo 1. Que está en el espacio debajo de otra cosa o más bajo que ella: Lo encontró en el estante inferior. En las plantas inferiores han puesto las rebajas. labio inferior. 2. Que es menor que otra cosa en calidad o cantidad: Su puntuación… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • inferior — (Del lat. inferĭor, ōris). 1. adj. Que está debajo de algo o más bajo que ello. 2. Que es menos que algo en calidad o en cantidad. 3. Dicho de una persona: Sujeta o subordinada a otra. U. t. c. s.) 4. Biol. Se dice de los seres vivos de… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • inferior — n Inferior, underling, subordinate mean one, usually a person, who is lower than another. Inferior, the most inclusive of these terms, may be applied to anyone that is lower in some significant matter (as rank, station, quality, or value) than… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inferior — is not a true comparative (like lower, for example) and is followed by to, not than: • When we are together there s no competition; neither of us feels better than or inferior to the other J. Dawson, 1990. When used attributively (before a noun) …   Modern English usage

  • inferior — [adj1] less in rank, importance back seat*, bottom, bottom rung*, entry level, junior, less, lesser, lower, menial, minor, minus, nether, peon, second, secondary, second banana*, second fiddle*, second string*, smaller, subjacent, subordinate,… …   New thesaurus

  • Inferior — In*fe ri*or, n. A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another. [1913 Webster] A great person gets more by obliging his inferior than by disdaining him. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inferior — (lat. für „unterer“ oder „unten gelegen“ oder auch „unterentwickelt“) kann bedeuten bzw. bezeichnen: minderwertig oder unterlegen, siehe Inferiorität in der Mikroökonomie Güter aus dem Basisbedarf bzw. geringwertige Güter; siehe inferiores Gut in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • inferior — 1. situado debajo o en una posición más baja que un determinado punto de referencia, como los pies en posición inferior a la de las piernas. 2. de escasa calidad o valor. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones… …   Diccionario médico

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