Antonyms of noun superior

1 of 6 senses of superior

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

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

6 senses of superior

Sense 1
superior, higher-up, superordinate -- (one of greater rank or station or quality)
       => leader -- (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)

Sense 2
superior -- (the head of a religious community)
       => religious -- (a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience)

Sense 3
victor, master, superior -- (a combatant who is able to defeat rivals)
       => combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper -- (someone who fights (or is fighting))

Sense 4
Lake Superior, Superior -- (the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes)
       INSTANCE OF=> lake -- (a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land)

Sense 5
Superior -- (a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth)
       INSTANCE OF=> town -- (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work")

Sense 6
superscript, superior -- (a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one 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 superior

7 senses of superior

Sense 1
superior (vs. inferior) -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")

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)

Sense 2
superior (vs. inferior) -- (of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler")

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)

Sense 3
superior -- ((sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law")

INDIRECT (VIA dominant) -> subordinate, low-level -- (lower in rank or importance)

Sense 4
superscript (vs. subscript) (vs. adscript), superior -- (written or printed above and to one side of another character)


Sense 5
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")

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

Sense 6
ranking (prenominal), superior, higher-ranking -- (having a higher rank; "superior officer")

INDIRECT (VIA senior) -> junior -- (younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service)

Sense 7
superior (predicate) -- ((often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by; "he is superior to fear"; "an ignited firework proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades")

INDIRECT (VIA unaffected) -> affected -- (acted upon; influenced)

Similarity of adj superior

7 senses of superior

Sense 1
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)
          Also See-> best#1

Sense 2
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")
          Also See-> dominant#1; high#1

Sense 3
superior -- ((sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law")
       => dominant (vs. subordinate) -- (exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage")

Sense 4
superscript (vs. subscript) (vs. adscript), superior -- (written or printed above and to one side of another character)

Sense 5
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 6
ranking (prenominal), superior, higher-ranking -- (having a higher rank; "superior officer")
       => senior (vs. junior) -- (older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service; "senior officer")

Sense 7
superior (predicate) -- ((often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by; "he is superior to fear"; "an ignited firework proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades")
       => unaffected (vs. affected) -- (undergoing no change when acted upon; "entirely unaffected by each other's writings"; "fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment")

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