What is inferior?

  • (adj): Falling short of some prescribed norm.
    Synonyms: deficient, substandard
    See also — Additional definitions below

Inferior

Inferior means of lower station, rank, degree, or grade (see inferior at Wiktionary). It may also refer to:

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Some articles on inferior:

Inferior
... Inferior means of lower station, rank, degree, or grade (see inferior at Wiktionary) ... also refer to Inferiority complex An anatomical term of location Inferior angle of the scapula, in the human skeleton ...
Sublingual Vein
... Cerebral Superficial cerebral veins superior · superficial middle · inferior · inferior anastomotic (Labbé) · superior anastomotic (Trolard) Deep cerebral veins ...
Mental Branch Of Inferior Alveolar Artery
... The mental branch of inferior alveolar artery escapes with the nerve at the mental foramen, supplies the chin, and anastomoses with the submental and inferior labial arteries ...
Superior Laryngeal Vein
... cerebral veins superior · superficial middle · inferior · inferior anastomotic (Labbé) · superior anastomotic (Trolard) Deep cerebral veins great ...
Bithynia Et Pontus - See Also
... Epirus Galatia Gallia Aquitania Gallia Belgica Gallia Lugdunensis Gallia Narbonensis Germania Inferior Germania Superior Hispania Baetica Hispania Tarraconensis Italia Iudaea ...

More definitions of "inferior":

  • (adj): Written or printed below and to one side of another character.
    Synonyms: subscript
  • (adj): Of or characteristic of low rank or importance.
  • (noun): One of lesser rank or station or quality.
  • (adj): Of low or inferior quality.
  • (noun): A character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character.
    Synonyms: subscript
  • (adj): Lower than a given reference point.
    Example: "Inferior alveolar artery"
  • (adj): Having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit.
    Example: "Mercury and Venus are inferior planets"

Famous quotes containing the word inferior:

    Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are. A really great poet is the most unpoetical of all creatures. But inferior poets are absolutely fascinating. The worse their rhymes are, the more picturesque they look. The mere fact of having published a book of second-rate sonnets makes a man quite irresistible. He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    The world proceeds from the same spirit as the body of man. It is a remoter and inferior incarnation of God, a projection of God in the unconscious.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Th’ inferior priestess, at her altar’s side,
    Trembling, begins the sacred rites of pride.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)