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Synonyms of inferior in English:


  • 1 they are regarded as inferior by other staff
    lower in status, lesser, second-class, second-fiddle, minor, subservient, lowly, humble, menial, not very important, not so important, below someone, beneath someone, under someone's heel;
    lower-ranking, lower in rank, subordinate, junior, secondary, subsidiary, ancillary
    [Antonyms] superior, senior
  • 2 I had to put up with inferior accommodation
    second-rate, substandard, low-quality, low-grade, downmarket, indifferent, mediocre, unsatisfactory, shoddy, shabby, deficient, flawed, imperfect, unsound;
    informal grotty, crummy, dire, rotten, lousy, poxy, third-rate, God-awful, not up to much, not up to snuff, the pits
    British informal duff, rubbish, ropy, pants, a load of pants
    [Antonyms] first-rate, high quality
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  • how dare she treat him as an inferior?
    [Antonyms] superior
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