Why was "tantrum" trending last week?
early 15c., of land, "low, lower," from Latin inferior "lower, further down" (also used figuratively), comparative of inferus (adj.) "that is below or beneath," from infra "below" (see infra-). Meaning "lower in degree, rank, or importance" is from 1530s; also in an absolute sense, "of low quality or rank."
"person inferior to another in rank, etc.," early 15c., from inferior (adj.).
inferior in·fe·ri·or (ĭn-fēr'ē-ər)
Low or lower in order, degree, or rank.
Low or lower in quality, value, or estimation.
Situated below or directed downward.
In human anatomy, situated nearer the soles in relation to a reference point.