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Definition of Inferior


  1. Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.
  2. Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.
  3. Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.
  4. Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian.
  5. 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.
  6. On the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior.
  7. Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.
  8. A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.

Inferior Quotations

Segregation is that which is forced upon an inferior by a superior. Separation is done voluntarily by two equals.
Malcolm X

Allah says in the Qur'an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It's who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque - and I'm a basketball player with money and prestige - if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He's better than me. It's about knowledge.
Hakeem Olajuwon

When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.
Simone de Beauvoir

The fuel cell is just a fundamentally inferior way of delivering electrical energy to an electric motor than batteries.
Elon Musk

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
Francis Jeffrey
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Inferior Translations

inferior in Dutch is minderwaardig
inferior in German is untelegen, schlechter (als), untere
inferior in Italian is di valore scadente
inferior in Latin is improbus
inferior in Spanish is inferior
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