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Definition of 'inferior'

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They were listless in the second half, struggling to make an impact against hopelessly inferior opposition. The Sun (2016)There is little attention to the lives of those of socially inferior status. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)It was considered vastly inferior to film or any other art form. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Those who feel inferior constantly sink down within themselves and appear subservient. Mansfield, Patricia Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)Such courses were seen as inferior to academic ones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The vinyl shoes you see in discount shoe stores are an inferior good for most people. Miller, Roger LeRoy & Fishe, Raymond P. H. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)This was the chance for him to shine in front of inferior opposition. The Sun (2008)They are eight points from safety but with an inferior goal difference. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is followed by a barrage of verbal abuse that leaves me feeling inferior. The Sun (2015)Most of the time that alternative one will be inferior. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The graph shows that it is possible for a normal good to become inferior as income increases. Miller, Roger LeRoy & Fishe, Raymond P. H. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)That should have signalled a goal feast against clearly inferior opposition. The Sun (2010)Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Favourite scams include billing for parts and then using inferior quality products while pocketing the difference in price. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This may be due to the inferior quality of the centrifuges or because there are faulty components that have been introduced. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Why should a man be considered inferior just because he's got a chrome dome? The Sun (2012)Not surprisingly, minorities experienced inferior social conditions. Christianity Today (2000)This enables the complainant to look down on you and not to feel that he or she has been put into the inferior position. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And it didn't much help that he had always wanted to be a painter and considered photography an inferior art form. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His forte is that he can dismiss inferior opponents without engaging overdrive, the gear that does so much to dim the appetite for future struggles. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are two points from safety with a vastly inferior goal difference - and only 12 games left to play. The Sun (2014)He had an implacable self-belief that could be imposed on inferior opponents, and an icy calm in the heat of battle. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Translations for 'inferior'

British English: inferior /ɪnˈfɪərɪə/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is inferior is not as good as something else.
The products were of inferior quality.
  • American English: inferior
  • Arabic: أَدْنَى
  • Brazilian Portuguese: inferior
  • Chinese: 下等的
  • Croatian: slabiji
  • Czech: podřadný
  • Danish: ringe
  • Dutch: inferieur
  • European Spanish: inferior peor
  • Finnish: huonompi
  • French: inférieur
  • German: untergeordnet
  • Greek: υποδεέστερος
  • Italian: inferiore
  • Japanese: 劣った
  • Korean: 열등한
  • Norwegian: underlegen
  • Polish: niższy
  • European Portuguese: inferior
  • Romanian: inferior
  • Russian: низший
  • Spanish: inferior
  • Swedish: underlägsen
  • Thai: ด้อยกว่า
  • Turkish: aşağı durum
  • Ukrainian: поганий
  • Vietnamese: thua kém
British English: inferior /ɪnˈfɪərɪə/ NOUN
If one person is regarded as another person's inferior, they are considered to have less ability, status, or importance.
A gentleman should always be civil, even to his inferiors.
  • American English: inferior
  • Arabic: سُفْليّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: inferior
  • Chinese: 下级
  • Croatian: podređeni
  • Czech: podřízený
  • Danish: underordnet
  • Dutch: ondergeschikte
  • European Spanish: inferior subordinado
  • Finnish: alempiarvoinen henkilö
  • French: subordonné
  • German: Untergebener
  • Greek: υφιστάμενος
  • Italian: inferiore
  • Japanese: 目下の者
  • Korean: 손아랫사람
  • Norwegian: underordnet
  • Polish: podwładny
  • European Portuguese: inferior
  • Romanian: subaltern
  • Russian: низший по общественнному положению
  • Spanish: inferior
  • Swedish: underordnad
  • Thai: ผู้ด้อยกว่า
  • Turkish: ast
  • Ukrainian: підлеглий
  • Vietnamese: thuộc cấp

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