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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INFERIOR

With his inferior he will not be intimate, nor towards him will he be "proudly condescending."

English cooking is inferior to French cooking: English organisation is inferior to German organisation.

His friend passes for an inferior officer; upon a footing of freedom with him.

Use no flour but the best superfine; if the flour is of inferior.

The inferior clergy were by no means so lenient as the Bishop.

There is the beginning of the rule of the superior over the inferior, bound to obey.

And he tells you that the earth south of the Equator makes the inferior man.

That the solid, unindented Southern Africa makes the inferior man.

And that lurking vanity of the inferior to lessen his own inferiority did the rest.

I do not say that they need be inferior; I say that they are opposite in method.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., of land, "low, lower," from Latin inferior "lower, further down" (also used figuratively), comparative of inferus (adj.) "that is below or beneath," from infra "below" (see infra-). Meaning "lower in degree, rank, or importance" is from 1530s; also in an absolute sense, "of low quality or rank."

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