• Inferior Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) On the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior.
  2. (a.) Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian.
  3. (a.) Situated below some other organ; -- said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx.
  4. (a.) Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.
  5. (n.) A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.
  6. (a.) Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.
  7. (a.) Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.
  8. (a.) Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.

Deficient, Lower, Lowly, Petty, Secondary, Subaltern, Subordinate, Subscript,

• Inferiorly Definition & Synonyms

  1. (adv.) In an inferior manner, or on the inferior part.

• Inferiority Definition & Synonyms

  1. () The state of being inferior; a lower state or condition; as, inferiority of rank, of talents, of age, of worth.