Antonyms of noun inferior

1 of 2 senses of inferior

Sense 1
inferior -- (one of lesser rank or station or quality)
       Antonym of superior (Sense 1)
      => superior, higher-up, superordinate -- (one of greater rank or station or quality)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun inferior

2 senses of inferior

Sense 1
inferior -- (one of lesser rank or station or quality)
       => follower -- (a person who accepts the leadership of another)

Sense 2
subscript, inferior -- (a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character)
       => character, grapheme, graphic symbol -- (a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters")

Antonyms of adj inferior

6 senses of inferior

Sense 1
inferior (vs. superior) -- (of or characteristic of low rank or importance)

superior (vs. inferior) -- (of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler")
        => arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising -- ((used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension)
        => eminent, high -- (standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community")
        => leading (prenominal), preeminent -- (greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist")
        => high-level, high-ranking, upper-level -- (at an elevated level in rank or importance; "a high-level official"; "a high-level corporate briefing"; "upper-level management")
        => majestic, olympian -- (majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters; "his majestic presence"; "olympian detachment"; "olympian beauty and serene composure")
        => superordinate -- (of higher rank or status or value)
        => upper -- (superior in rank or accomplishment; "the upper half of the class")

Sense 2
inferior (vs. superior) -- (of low or inferior quality)

superior (vs. inferior) -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")
        => ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, tops (predicate) -- (of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops")
        => banner -- (unusually good; outstanding; "a banner year for the company")
        => blue-ribbon (prenominal), select -- (selected or chosen for special qualifications; "the blue-ribbon event of the season")
        => boss, brag -- (exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield")
        => brilliant, superb -- (of surpassing excellence; "a brilliant performance"; "a superb actor")
        => capital -- (first-rate; "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea")
        => choice, prime (prenominal), prize, quality, select -- (of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches")
        => excellent, first-class, fantabulous, splendid -- (very good;of the highest quality; "made an excellent speech"; "the school has excellent teachers"; "a first-class mind")
        => gilt-edged -- (of the highest quality or value; "gilt-edged securities"; "gilt-edged credentials")
        => greatest, sterling (prenominal), superlative -- (highest in quality)
        => high-performance -- (modified to give superior performance; "a high-performance car")
        => outstanding -- (distinguished from others in excellence; "did outstanding work in human relations"; "an outstanding war record")
        => premium -- (having or reflecting superior quality or value; "premium gasoline at a premium price")
        => pukka, pucka -- (absolutely first class and genuine; "pukka sahib"; "pukka quarters with a swarm of servants")
        => shining -- (marked by exceptional merit; "had shining virtues and few faults"; "a shining example")
        => spiffing -- (excellent or splendid; "that's a perfectly spiffing idea")
        => supreme -- (highest in excellence or achievement; "supreme among musicians"; "a supreme endxxeavor"; "supreme courage")
        => top-flight, top-hole, topping -- (excellent; best possible)
        => transcendent, surpassing -- (exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence)
        => weapons-grade -- (of a quality adequate for use in weapons (especially in weapons of mass destruction); "weapons-grade plutonium"; "weapons-grade anthrax")
        => well-made -- (skillfully constructed)

Sense 3
subscript (vs. adscript) (vs. superscript), inferior -- (written or printed below and to one side of another character)


Sense 4
inferior (vs. superior) -- (having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit; "Mercury and Venus are inferior planets")

superior (vs. inferior) -- (having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets")

Sense 5
inferior -- (lower than a given reference point; "inferior alveolar artery")

INDIRECT (VIA top, bottom) -> side -- (located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch")
INDIRECT (VIA bottom, side) -> top -- (situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf")

Sense 6
deficient, inferior, substandard -- (falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing")

INDIRECT (VIA nonstandard) -> standard -- (conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind; "windows of standard width"; "standard sizes"; "the standard fixtures"; "standard brands"; "standard operating procedure")

Similarity of adj inferior

6 senses of inferior

Sense 1
inferior (vs. superior) -- (of or characteristic of low rank or importance)
       => humble, low, lowly, modest, small -- (low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings")
       => indifferent -- (fairly poor to not very good; "has an indifferent singing voice"; "has indifferent qualifications for the job")
       => low-level -- (at a low level in rank or importance; "a low-level job"; "low-level discussions")
       => middle-level -- (intermediate in rank or position; "middle-level management")
       => outclassed -- (decisively surpassed by something else so as to appear to be of a lower class)
          Also See-> low#2; low#1; subordinate#1, low-level#2

Sense 2
inferior (vs. superior) -- (of low or inferior quality)
       => bad -- (below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital")
       => base -- ((used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; "base coins of aluminum"; "a base metal")
       => bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny -- (of very poor quality; flimsy)
       => bush-league, bush -- (not of the highest quality or sophistication)
       => cheapjack, shoddy, tawdry -- (cheap and shoddy; "cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist)
       => coarse, common -- (of low or inferior quality or value; "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population")
       => coarsened -- (made coarse or crude by lack of skill)
       => commercial, commercial-grade -- (of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior; "commercial grade of beef"; "commercial oxalic acid")
       => deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched -- (of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment")
       => less -- ((usually preceded by `no') lower in quality; "no less than perfect")
       => low-grade -- (of inferior quality)
       => mediocre, second-rate -- (moderate to inferior in quality; "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average")
       => ropey, ropy -- ((British informal) very poor in quality; "ropey food"; "a ropey performance")
       => scrawny, scrubby, stunted -- (inferior in size or quality; "scrawny cattle"; "scrubby cut-over pine"; "old stunted thorn trees")
       => second-class -- (of inferior status or quality; "a second-class citizen"; "second-class accommodations")
       => third-rate -- (of lesser quality than second-rate)
       => utility (prenominal), utility-grade -- (used of beef; usable but inferior)
          Also See-> worst#1

Sense 3
subscript (vs. adscript) (vs. superscript), inferior -- (written or printed below and to one side of another character)

Sense 4
inferior (vs. superior) -- (having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit; "Mercury and Venus are inferior planets")

Sense 5
inferior -- (lower than a given reference point; "inferior alveolar artery")
       => bottom (prenominal) (vs. side) (vs. top) -- (situated at the bottom or lowest position; "the bottom drawer")

Sense 6
deficient, inferior, substandard -- (falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing")
       => nonstandard (vs. standard) -- (varying from or not adhering to a standard; "nonstandard windows"; "envelopes of nonstandard sizes"; "nonstandard lengths of board")

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