Inferior and Superior


Inferior noun - One who is of lower rank and typically under the authority of another.
Usage example: she is nice to her inferiors as well as to her superiors

Superior is an antonym for inferior in topics: lower, importance, poor.

Nearby Word: inferiority


Superior adjective - Of the very best kind.
Usage example: a five-star restaurant known for its superior wine list

Inferior is an antonym for superior in topics: better, arrogant, person higher or highest in rank.

How words are described

intellectual intellectual inferior intellectual superior
male male inferior male superior
social social inferior social superior
immediate immediate inferior immediate superior
Other adjectives: genetic.

Both words in one sentence

  • Tomato in the Mirror In the penultimate chapter of the game, it is revealed that the town has an odd legend about twin birth order — instead of older/younger they have inferior/superior, respectively, and the superior twin always allows the inferior to be born first.
  • Science Marches On Eugenics. 100 years ago, it was accepted as scientific truth that some races/phenotypes were inherently inferior/superior.
  • Persecution Flip The children, regardless of being told about the study, stated that they came to feel superior or inferior, and had trouble re-adjusting even years later.
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