adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, comparative of inferus lower — more at under Date: 15th century 1. situated lower down ; lower 2. a. of low or lower degree or rank b. of poor quality ; mediocre 3. of little or less importance, value, or merit <
always felt inferior to his older brother
4. a. situated below another and especially another similar superior part of an upright body b. situated in a relatively low posterior or ventral position in a quadrupedal body c. (1) situated below another plant part or organ (2) abaxial 5. relating to or being a subscript • inferior nouninferiority nouninferiorly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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