in·fe·ri·or adj: of lower status, rank, or priority

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (lower in position) adjective accessory, auxiliary, deterior, governed by, in the power of, insignificant, junior, less powerful, lesser, lower, lower in authority, lower in rank, lower in the scale, lowly, menial, minor, of less importance, puisne, reduced, secondary, subaltern, subject, subjugated to, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, tributary, under, unimportant associated concepts: inferior courts II (lower in quality) adjective adulterated, badly made, base, below par, blemished, cheap, contemptible, crude, damaged, defective, deficient, displeasing, faulty, flimsy, imperfect, inadequate, indifferent, inelegant, insipid, insufficient, less valuable, lesser, low-grade, malformed, mediocre, paltry, pedestrian, poor, second-rate, shabby, shoddy, trashy, unacceptable, undesirable, unsatisfactory associated concepts: inferior bargaining position, inferior products, inferior quality III index deficient, faulty, ignoble, imperfect, inadequate, mediocre, minor, null (insignificant), pedestrian, poor (inferior in quality), secondary, slight, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, trivial, unsatisfactory, unworthy

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


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  • Inferior — In*fe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of inferus that is below, underneath, the lower; akin to E. under: cf. F. inf[ e]rieur. See {Under}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Lower in place, rank, value, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inferior — In*fe ri*or, n. A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another. [1913 Webster] A great person gets more by obliging his inferior than by disdaining him. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inferior — (lat. für „unterer“ oder „unten gelegen“ oder auch „unterentwickelt“) kann bedeuten bzw. bezeichnen: minderwertig oder unterlegen, siehe Inferiorität in der Mikroökonomie Güter aus dem Basisbedarf bzw. geringwertige Güter; siehe inferiores Gut in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • inferior — 1. situado debajo o en una posición más baja que un determinado punto de referencia, como los pies en posición inferior a la de las piernas. 2. de escasa calidad o valor. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones… …   Diccionario médico

  • Inferior — (lat.), unter, untergeordnet. Inferioris conditionis, 1) von geringerer Beschaffenheit; 2) von niedererem Stande. Inferiorität, Unterordnung, untergeordnete Beschaffenheit, vgl. Superiorität …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Inferior — Inferior, lat., der Untergeordnete; Inferiorität, Unterordnung; weniger gute Beschaffenheit; conditionis, niederern Standes; von geringerer Beschaffenheit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • inferior — (Del lat. inferior.) ► adjetivo 1 Que está más abajo respecto a otros seres o cosas dentro de una serie o respecto al punto desde donde se considera: ■ lo vi bajar a la planta inferior. ANTÓNIMO superior 2 Que es menor en cantidad, calidad o… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • inferior — inferiority /in fear ee awr i tee, or /, n. inferiorly, adv. /in fear ee euhr/, adj. 1. lower in station, rank, degree, or grade (often fol. by to): a rank inferior to colonel. 2. lower in place or position; closer to the bottom or base:… …   Universalium

  • inferior — untergeordnet; untergeben; äußerst mittelmäßig (österr.); lumpig (umgangssprachlich); pupsig (umgangssprachlich); gering; lausig; grenzlastig; popelig (umgangssprachlich); …   Universal-Lexikon

  • inferior — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, comparative of inferus lower more at under Date: 15th century 1. situated lower down ; lower 2. a. of low or lower degree or rank b. of poor quality ; mediocre 3. of little or less importance,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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