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inferior

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of inferior

  1. one who is of lower rank and typically under the authority of another she is nice to her inferiors as well as to her superiors Synonyms of inferior underling, junior, subordinateWords Related to inferior attendant, follower, retainer; domestic, menial, steward; flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), henchman, lackey, minion; adjutant, aid, aide, assistant, coadjutor, deputy, second, second fiddle; helpmate, helpmeet, mate, sidekickNear Antonyms of inferior boss, captain, chief, foreman, head, headman, helmsman, kingpin, leader, master, taskmasterAntonyms of inferior senior, superior


inferior

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of inferior

  1. 1 situated lower down creatures that inhabit the dark, inferior depths of the ocean Synonyms of inferior lower, nether Words Related to inferior lowest, nethermost; underlying Near Antonyms of inferior highest, uppermost; overhanging, overhead Antonyms of inferior higher, superior, upper

  2. 2 of little or less value or merit a girl who has always felt inferior to her older sister Synonyms of inferior mean, minor, secondary, second-class, second-rate Words Related to inferior junior, lesser, lower, low-level, petty, smaller, subordinate, under; average, common, fair, middling, ordinary; amiss, bad, defective, unsatisfactory, wrong; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptable; littler, slighter, smaller; jerkwater, low-rent, one-horse, small-time, two-bit Near Antonyms of inferior major, more, primary, senior; choice, exceptional, first-class, first-rate, high-grade, premium, prime, select, selected; acceptable, adequate, sufficient Antonyms of inferior greater, higher, superior

  3. 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 Synonyms of inferior baseborn, common, humble, ignoble, low, lowborn, lower-class, low-life, lowly, lumpen, mean, plebeian, prole, proletarian, unwashed, vulgarWords Related to inferior bourgeois, middle-class; plain, poor, simple, working-class; déclassé, down-market, downscaleNear Antonyms of inferior eminent, illustrious, notable, prominentAntonyms of inferior aristocratic, blue-blooded, genteel, gentle, grand, great, high, highborn, highbred, lofty, noble, partrician, upper-class, upper-crust, wellborn

  4. 4 falling short of a standard an inferior science textbook that was out-of-date the day that it was published Synonyms of inferior bastard, bush, bush-league, crummy (also crumby), deficient, dissatisfactory, ill, bad, lame, lousy, off, paltry, poor, punk, sour, suboptimal, subpar, substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wack [slang], wanting, wretched, wrongWords Related to inferior abysmal, atrocious, awful, bitchin' [slang], brutal, damnable, deplorable, detestable, disastrous, dreadful, execrable, gnarly [slang], horrendous, horrible, pathetic, stinky, sucky [slang], terrible, unspeakable; defective, faulty, flawed; egregious, flagrant, gross; bum, cheesy, coarse, common, crappy [slang], cut-rate, junky, lesser, low-grade, low-rent, mediocre, miserable, reprehensible, rotten, rubbishy, second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, trashy; abominable, odious, vile; useless, valueless, worthless; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, meager (or meagre), mean, miserly, niggardly, scanty, shabby, short, skimp, skimpy, spare, stingy; miscreant, scurrilous, villainous; counterfeit, fake, phony (also phoney), shamNear Antonyms of inferior classic, classical; A1, bang-up, banner, boss [slang], capital, choice, crackerjack, dandy, divine, excellent, exceptional, fabulous, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-test, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, perfect, premium, prime, sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special, sufficient; average, borderline, fair, mediocre, middling, minimal, so-so, unexceptional; suitable, useful, worthy; gratifying, satisfyingAntonyms of inferior acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, fine, OK (or okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, standard, tolerable

  5. 5 having not so great importance or rank as another an inferior officer cannot strike a superior under any circumstances Synonyms of inferior lesser, junior, less, lower, minor, smaller, subordinateWords Related to inferior little, mean, small; minute, petty; jerkwater, one-horse, second-class, second-rate, two-bit; associate, auxiliary, secondary, subsidiaryNear Antonyms of inferior choice, exceptional, first-class, first-rateAntonyms of inferior greater, higher, major, more, primary, prime, senior, superior, superordinate

  6. 6 of low quality inferior chocolate candy that no serious chocolate lover would think of eating Synonyms of inferior bad, bargain-basement, bum, cheapjack, cheesy, coarse, common, crappy [slang], cut-rate, el cheapo, execrable, gimcrack, cheap, junky, lousy, low-grade, low-rent, mediocre, miserable, poor, rotten, rubbishy, schlock (or schlocky also shlock or shlocky), second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, terrible, trashy, trumpery, wretchedWords Related to inferior useless, valueless, worthless; indifferent, lackluster, second-class; brummagem, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, kitsch, kitschy, meretricious, ostentatious, showy, splashy, swank (or swanky), tawdry; seedy, shabby, tacky; counterfeit, fake, phony (also phoney), sham; supercheap, ultracheapNear Antonyms of inferior elegant, handsome, tasteful; handcrafted, polished, refinedAntonyms of inferior excellent, fine, first-class, first-rate, good, high-grade, superior, top-notch



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