Definition of inferior noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈfɪəriə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfɪriər//
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a person who is not as good as somebody else; a person who is lower in rank or status She considered everyone her intellectual inferior. Word Originlate Middle English (originally as an anatomical term meaning ‘in a lower position’): from Latin, comparative of inferus ‘low’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inferior

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