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Inferior vs. Substandard

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Inferioradjective

of lower quality

‘Anna had always felt inferior to her brother due to poor school grades.’;

Substandardadjective

Of inferior quality; not meeting the minimum quality requirements.

‘They built this with substandard parts. No wonder it collapsed.’;

Inferioradjective

of lower rank

‘an inferior officer’;

Substandardadjective

Not conforming to the standard variety; nonstandard.

Inferioradjective

located below

Substandardadjective

falling short of some prescribed norm;

‘substandard housing’;

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Inferioradjective

(typography) Printed in subscript.

‘an inferior figure or letter’;

Substandardadjective

used of merchandise

Inferioradjective

(botany) 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.

Inferioradjective

(botany) On the side of a flower which is next to the bract; anterior.

Inferioradjective

(astronomy) Nearer to the Sun than the Earth is.

‘the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus’;

Inferioradjective

(astronomy) Below the horizon.

‘the inferior part of a meridian’;

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Inferiornoun

a person of lower stature to another

‘As you are my inferior, I can tell you to do anything I want.’;

Inferioradjective

Lower in place, rank, value, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.

‘A thousand inferior and particular propositions.’; ‘The body, or, as some love to call it, our inferior nature.’; ‘Whether they are equal or inferior to my other poems, an author is the most improper judge.’;

Inferioradjective

Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.

Inferioradjective

Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.

Inferioradjective

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.

Inferioradjective

Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.

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Inferiornoun

A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.

‘A great person gets more by obliging his inferior than by disdaining him.’;

Inferiornoun

one of lesser rank or station or quality

Inferiornoun

a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character

Inferioradjective

of or characteristic of low rank or importance

Inferioradjective

of low or inferior quality

Inferioradjective

inferior in rank or status;

‘the junior faculty’; ‘a lowly corporal’; ‘petty officialdom’; ‘a subordinate functionary’;

Inferioradjective

written or printed below and to one side of another character

Inferioradjective

having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit;

‘Mercury and Venus are inferior planets’;

Inferioradjective

lower than a given reference point;

‘inferior alveolar artery’;

Inferioradjective

falling short of some prescribed norm;

‘substandard housing’;

Inferioradjective

lower in rank, status, or quality

‘schooling in inner-city areas was inferior to that in the rest of the country’;

Inferioradjective

of low standard or quality

‘inferior goods’;

Inferioradjective

(of a court or tribunal) susceptible to having its decisions overturned by a higher court.

Inferioradjective

denoting goods or services which are in greater demand during a recession than in a boom, for example second-hand clothes.

Inferioradjective

low or lower in position

‘ulcers located in the inferior and posterior wall of the duodenum’;

Inferioradjective

(of the ovary of a flower) situated below the sepals and enclosed in the receptacle.

Inferioradjective

(of a letter, figure, or symbol) written or printed below the line.

Inferiornoun

a person lower than another in rank, status, or ability

‘her social and intellectual inferiors’;

Inferiornoun

an inferior letter, figure, or symbol.

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