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  • adj.less in rank, importance
  • adj.poor, second-rate
  • nounperson of lesser rank, importance

synonyms for inferior

  • lesser
  • secondary
  • bottom
  • junior
  • less
  • lower
  • menial
  • minor
  • minus
  • peon
  • second
  • subordinate
  • subsidiary
  • back seat
  • bottom-rung
  • entry-level
  • second-banana
  • second-fiddle
  • second-string
  • smaller
  • subjacent
  • under
  • underneath
See also synonyms for: inferiority / inferiorly
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antonyms for inferior

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  • superior
  • chief
  • important
  • best
  • better
  • extraordinary
  • first-class
  • first-rate
  • foremost
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I was not inadequate or inferior, but trying to fit into spaces that had not been created with people like me in mind.
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The nub of her argument, whether acting for men or women plaintiffs, was that treating men and women differently under the law helped tokeep woman in her place, a place inferior to that occupied by men in our society.
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To some degree the AMP initiative is part of that, making sure that the mobile web experience isn’t completely inferior to the app experience.
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After the census office used inferior paper cards that left fibers in the mercury, Hollerith required his customers to purchase his own high-quality cards.
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Just because you live alone doesn’t mean that you’re somehow living an inferior life.
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Then we are again overgrown boys, beings of inferior race and incapable of being civilized.
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But closely allied to this subject, and not inferior to it in importance, stands that of Industrial Training.
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Dearer than the cigarritos are the cigars, which are not inferior to the best Havanna.
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He is thought to be little inferior to Racine in the merit of his dramatic compositions.
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But, glad as was the schemer, his delight and sense of freedom were much inferior to those of his misguided and unlucky partner.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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