Synonyms of inferior in English:



  • 1 poorer people were thought to be innately inferior
    second-class, lesser, lower in status, lower-ranking, subordinate, second-fiddle, junior, minor;
    subservient, lowly, humble, menial, beneath one
    [Antonyms] superior
  • 2 inferior accommodations
    second-rate, substandard, low-quality, low-grade, downmarket, bush-league, unsatisfactory, shoddy, deficient;
    poor, bad, awful, dreadful, wretched
    [Antonyms] luxury
  • noun

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  • 1 how dare she treat him as an inferior?
    subordinate, junior, underling, minion, menial, peon
    [Antonyms] superior
  • Quote

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    Eleanor Roosevelt, US first lady and humanitarian

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