Pronunciation of Inferior
/ɪnfˈi͡əɹɪə/, /ɪnfˈiəɹɪə/, /ɪ_n_f_ˈiə_ɹ_ɪ__ə/
Antonyms for inferior:
Synonyms for inferior:
faulty, irremediable, unsound, wretched, bad, unsatisfactory, unfavorable, ill-suited, wrong, vile, arrant, displeasing, inadequate, invalid, inadvisable, poor, junky, defective, baneful, detrimental, unpleasant, black.
less in rank, importance (adjective)
browbeaten, groveling, feudal, complaisant, attending, humble, docile, downtrodden, submissive, kowtowing, curtsying, subordinate, biddable, obedient, subservient, servile, devoted, Subjected, willing, dutiful, acquiescent, Genuflecting, yielding, deferential, slavish, menial.
Sense 2 (noun)
smalltime, minor league.
person of lesser rank, importance (noun)
subaltern, second banana, underling, subject.
Usage examples for inferior:
- Asses, although they do credit to good feeding, can live on very little, and that little of inferior quality. - "Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals", R. Lee.
- She could not but treat him as if he had been a girl or some person inferior to her in station. - "Tales From Two Hemispheres", Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen.
- Miss Phillips had come out determined to get as good things as possible, and to pay as small a price as possible for them; she would not be put off with an inferior article, and yet she was not willing to give the value of a superior. - "Mr. Hogarth's Will", Catherine Helen Spence.