|1.||lower in value or quality|
|2.||lower in rank, position, or status; subordinate|
|3.||not of the best; mediocre; commonplace|
|4.||lower in position; situated beneath|
|5.||(of a plant ovary) enclosed by and fused with the receptacle so that it is situated below the other floral parts|
|a. orbiting or occurring between the sun and the earth: an inferior planet; inferior conjunction|
|b. lying below the horizon|
|7.||printing (of a character) printed at the foot of an ordinary character, as the 2 in H2O|
|8.||an inferior person|
|9.||printing an inferior character|
|[C15: from Latin: lower, from inferus low]|
"The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority." [John C. Calhoun]
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.