|1.||Lower in place, rank, value, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.|
|2.||Poor or mediocre; |
|3.||(Astron.) Nearer the sun than the earth is; |
|4.||(Bot.) 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.|
|5.||(Min.) Junior or subordinate in rank; |
|n.||1.||A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.|
|Noun||1.||inferior - one of lesser rank or station or quality|
|2.||inferior - a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character|
|Adj.||1.||inferior - of or characteristic of low rank or importance|
superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior officer"
|2.||inferior - of low or inferior quality|
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
|3.||inferior - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"|
|4.||inferior - written or printed below and to one side of another character|
|5.||inferior - having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit; "Mercury and Venus are inferior planets"|
superior - having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
|6.||inferior - lower than a given reference point; "inferior alveolar artery"|
|7.||inferior - falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing"|
INFERIOR. One who in relation to another has less power and is below him; one who is bound to obey another. He who makes the law is the superior; he who is bound to obey it, the inferior. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 8.Mickey Mouse, adherent, assistant, attendant, auxiliary, average, back-burner, bad, base, black, bootlicker, cheap, cheesy, client, coarse, cog, common, commonality, commonalty, crappy, creature, criminal, crummy, declasse, defective, deficient, demeaning, dependent, deputy, dinky, disadvantaged, disciple, dispensable, doormat, down, earlier, employee, evil, fair, feudal, feudatory, flunky, follower, fourth-class, gimcrack, good-for-nothing, hack, hanger-on, heeler, helper, henchman, hireling, hoi polloi, homager, humble, ill, immaterial, imperfect, improper, in the shade, inaccurate, inadequate, inappreciable, inauspicious, incapable, incapable of, incompetent, inconsequential, inconsiderable, indifferent, ineffective, inefficient, inept, inessential, inexpedient, infra dig, insignificant, insufficient, invalid, irregular, irrelevant, junior, junky, lackey, lacking, less, lesser, lickspittle, liege, liege man, lightweight, little, lousy, low, low-class, low-grade, low-priority, low-quality, low-test, lower class, lower orders, lowest, lowly, malevolent, marginal, masses, mean, mediocre, menial, middling, minion, minus, minute, modest, myrmidon, negligible, nether, no great shakes, no-account, no-good, nonessential, not vital, of no account, of no consequence, of no matter, of no significance, ordinary, paltry, pawn, peccant, peon, petit, poor, poor relation, punk, retainer, right-hand man, satellite, satrap, scrub, second fiddle, second rank, second string, second-best, second-class, second-rate, seedy, serf, servant, servile, shabby, shoddy, short, short of, sinful, sinister, slave, sleazy, small, sorry, stooge, sub, subaltern, subjacent, subject, subservient, substandard, sycophant, tacky, tawdry, technical, third rank, third string, third stringer, third-class, third-rate, tinny, tributary, unable, unable to, under, underling, underprivileged, understrapper, unendowed, unessential, unfavorable, unfit, unfitted, ungifted, unhealthy, unimportant, unimpressive, unkind, unnoteworthy, unpleasant, unqualified, unreached, unskillful, untalented, untoward, unworthy, valueless, vassal, vicious, vulgar, wanting, wicked, worthless, wretched, wrong, yeoman, yes-man