Inferior and Poor


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Inferior adjective – Belonging to the class of people of low social or economic rank.
Usage example: at one time, the upper crust liked to believe that inferior people were fit only to be servants

Poor is a synonym for inferior in property topic. In some cases you can use "Poor" instead an adjective "Inferior", when it comes to topics like below average, substandard. popular alternative
Nearby Word: inferiority
Synonyms for Inferior


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Poor adjective – Falling short of a standard.
Usage example: a pretty poor musician, even for a garage band

Inferior is a synonym for poor in quality topic. You can use "Inferior" instead the word "Poor" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as deficient, below average, substandard. popular alternative
Nearby Words: poorly, poorness
Synonyms for Poor

Things that words describes

quality inferior quality poor quality
character inferior character poor character
life inferior life poor life
performance inferior performance poor performance
Other nouns: people, job, form, range, design, health, grasp, skills, stats.

Both words in one sentence

  • Inferior Japanese products : For a few years after World War II, there was the stereotype that any product made in Japan was very cheap and of poor quality.
  • In A Christmas Carol, Ebeneezer Scrooge rails that the poor are lazy and inferior and deserve to die, on scientific principle, and then an innocent child almost does.
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  • The poor militarily-inferior Boron are reduced to just their home sector, and this slaughter finally moves the Argon to pity.
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