inferior

01. If you want to pay the cheapest price, you will probably end up with [inferior] quality.
02. Please don't bring [inferior] audio cassettes to the language lab because they often break during the class.
03. Some people try to suggest that the education offered in public schools is [inferior] to that of private schools, but I don't agree.
04. The [inferior] status of women in my culture hasn't really changed much since my parents' generation.
05. Some children are treated as [inferiors] by their classmates just because their family is poor.
06. Howard has always felt a sense of [inferiority], which sometimes motivates him to work hard to prove himself, but often just causes him to give up because he doesn't believe he'll succeed.
07. Jackson prefers to hang out with people who are intellectually [inferior] to him at school because he is actually quite insecure about his own abilities.
08. The watch I bought at the market was certainly inexpensive, but it is also of [inferior] quality.
09. He is afraid of getting sick while travelling in a country which has [inferior] health care.
10. If you treat your [inferiors] too well in this army, they will lose all respect for you.
11. Those of [inferior] intelligence will not understand the novel at all.
12. Hendrick claims that the beer here in the U.S. is greatly [inferior] to the beer in Germany.
13. Eleanor Roosevelt once said that no one can make you feel [inferior] without your consent.
14. Mark Twain once said that the fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral [inferiority] to any creature that cannot.
15. Robert Anthony once said that feelings of [inferiority] and superiority are the same. They both come from fear.
16. There is an American proverb which states that a person who talks about his [inferiors] hasn't any.
17. There is an Iranian proverb which says you should treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your [inferior] as a son.
18. When the modern Olympics started in 1896, first place winners were given silver medals because gold was thought to be [inferior].

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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 — INFERIÓR, OÁRĂ, inferiori, oare, adj. 1. Care este aşezat dedesubt sau mai jos. ♦ (Despre ape curgătoare sau despre regiuni de pe cursul lor) Situat mai aproape de vărsare decât de izvor. 2. Care este din punct de vedere numeric mai mic decât… …   Dicționar Român

  • inferior — in·fe·ri·or adj: of lower status, rank, or priority Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. inferior I …   Law dictionary

  • inferior — adjetivo 1. Que está en el espacio debajo de otra cosa o más bajo que ella: Lo encontró en el estante inferior. En las plantas inferiores han puesto las rebajas. labio inferior. 2. Que es menor que otra cosa en calidad o cantidad: Su puntuación… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • inferior — (Del lat. inferĭor, ōris). 1. adj. Que está debajo de algo o más bajo que ello. 2. Que es menos que algo en calidad o en cantidad. 3. Dicho de una persona: Sujeta o subordinada a otra. U. t. c. s.) 4. Biol. Se dice de los seres vivos de… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • inferior — n Inferior, underling, subordinate mean one, usually a person, who is lower than another. Inferior, the most inclusive of these terms, may be applied to anyone that is lower in some significant matter (as rank, station, quality, or value) than… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inferior — is not a true comparative (like lower, for example) and is followed by to, not than: • When we are together there s no competition; neither of us feels better than or inferior to the other J. Dawson, 1990. When used attributively (before a noun) …   Modern English usage

  • inferior — [adj1] less in rank, importance back seat*, bottom, bottom rung*, entry level, junior, less, lesser, lower, menial, minor, minus, nether, peon, second, secondary, second banana*, second fiddle*, second string*, smaller, subjacent, subordinate,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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

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