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American English: /ˌɪnˈfɪriər/
British English: /ɪnˈfɪərɪə/

Translation of inferior in Spanish:


  • 1 (no comparative) 1.1 (of lower quality)
    of very inferior quality
    de ínfima calidad
    she makes me feel inferior
    me hace sentir inferior
    inferior to something/somebody
    inferior a algo/alguien
    1.2 (subordinate)
    Example sentences
    • Even the angels are inferior to man in status and are asked by God to pay obeisance to him.
    • Traditionally, the combat service support forces have occupied a status seen as somewhat inferior to those of the other two categories.
    • Obviously, since it is shielded from the burden of having to please customers or compete in a real marketplace, its quality will be inferior to paid research.
    Example sentences
    • The inevitable result will be a diminished standard of living and inferior quality of life for the average American.
    • Although Monaghan did not really test the home team the manager placed more focus on how his team performed and less about the inferior standard of the visitors.
    • Liebowitz and Margolis are skeptical that any convincing claim of path dependent selection of an objectively inferior standard has been established.
    1.3 (Astronomy)
  • 2 (lower)
    Example sentences
    • He underwent an excision of a portion of the anterior temporal lobe and inferior temporal gyrus.
    • The first lumbar may provide the inferior phrenic or middle suprarenal.
    • The lateral part of the anterior commissure traverses the inferior part of the corpus striatum.

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