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INFERIORITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inferiority mean? 

INFERIORITY (noun)
  The noun INFERIORITY has 3 senses:

1. the state of being inferior
2. an inferior quality
3. the quality of being a competitive disadvantage

  Familiarity information: INFERIORITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFERIORITY (noun)


Sense 1inferiority [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being inferior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

inferiority; lower rank; lower status

Hypernyms ("inferiority" is a kind of...):

low status; lowliness; lowness (a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "inferiority"):

backseat (a secondary or inferior position or status)

shade (a position of relative inferiority)

subordinateness; subsidiarity (secondary importance)


Sense 2inferiority [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inferior quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

low quality; inferiority

Hypernyms ("inferiority" is a kind of...):

caliber; calibre; quality (a degree or grade of excellence or worth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "inferiority"):

poorness (the quality of being poorly made or maintained)

scrawniness; scrubbiness (the property of being stunted and inferior in size or quality)

second class (not the highest quality in a classification)

wretchedness (the quality of being poor and inferior and sorry)

Antonym:

superiority (the quality of being superior)


Sense 3inferiority [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being a competitive disadvantage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

unfavorable position; inferiority

Hypernyms ("inferiority" is a kind of...):

disadvantage (the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position)


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