Synonyms for inferior

Synonyms for (noun) inferior

Synonyms: subscript, inferior

Definition: a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character

Similar words: grapheme, graphic symbol, character

Definition: a written symbol that is used to represent speech

Usage: the Greek alphabet has 24 characters


Synonyms: inferior

Definition: one of lesser rank or station or quality

Similar words: follower

Definition: a person who accepts the leadership of another

Synonyms for (adjective) inferior

Synonyms: substandard, deficient, inferior

Definition: falling short of some prescribed norm

Usage: substandard housing

Similar words: nonstandard

Definition: varying from or not adhering to a standard

Usage: nonstandard windows; envelopes of nonstandard sizes; nonstandard lengths of board


Synonyms: inferior

Definition: of or characteristic of low rank or importance

Similar words: humble, small, low, lowly, modest

Definition: low or inferior in station or quality

Usage: a humble cottage; a lowly parish priest; a modest man of the people; small beginnings


Similar words: indifferent

Definition: fairly poor to not very good

Usage: has an indifferent singing voice; has indifferent qualifications for the job


Similar words: low-level

Definition: at a low level in rank or importance

Usage: a low-level job; low-level discussions


Similar words: middle-level

Definition: intermediate in rank or position

Usage: middle-level management


Similar words: outclassed

Definition: decisively surpassed by something else so as to appear to be of a lower class


Synonyms: inferior

Definition: of low or inferior quality

Similar words: bad

Definition: below average in quality or performance

Usage: a bad chess player; a bad recital


Similar words: base

Definition: (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal

Usage: base coins of aluminum; a base metal


Similar words: sleazy, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, bum, tinny, punk, crummy

Definition: of very poor quality; flimsy


Similar words: bush, bush-league

Definition: not of the highest quality or sophistication


Similar words: cheapjack, shoddy, tawdry

Definition: cheap and shoddy

Usage: cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob- Judith Crist


Similar words: coarse, common

Definition: of low or inferior quality or value

Usage: of what coarse metal ye are molded- Shakespeare; produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population


Similar words: coarsened

Definition: made coarse or crude by lack of skill


Similar words: commercial, commercial-grade

Definition: of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior

Usage: commercial grade of beef; commercial oxalic acid


Similar words: deplorable, execrable, woeful, wretched, miserable

Definition: of very poor quality or condition

Usage: deplorable housing conditions in the inner city; woeful treatment of the accused; woeful errors of judgment


Similar words: less

Definition: (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality

Usage: no less than perfect


Similar words: low-grade

Definition: of inferior quality


Similar words: mediocre, second-rate

Definition: moderate to inferior in quality

Usage: they improved the quality from mediocre to above average


Similar words: ropey, ropy

Definition: (British informal) very poor in quality

Usage: ropey food; a ropey performance


Similar words: scrubby, scrawny, stunted

Definition: inferior in size or quality

Usage: scrawny cattle; scrubby cut-over pine; old stunted thorn trees


Similar words: second-class

Definition: of inferior status or quality

Usage: a second-class citizen; second-class accommodations


Similar words: third-rate

Definition: of lesser quality than second-rate


Similar words: utility, utility-grade

Definition: used of beef; usable but inferior


Synonyms: inferior

Definition: lower than a given reference point

Usage: inferior alveolar artery

Similar words: bottom

Definition: situated at the bottom or lowest position

Usage: the bottom drawer