- situated below some other organ.
- (of a calyx) inserted below the ovary.
- (of an ovary) having a superior calyx.
- lower in place or position; situated beneath another.
- toward the feet.Compare superior(def 9).
- inferential statistics,
- inferior alveolar nerve,
- inferior anastomotic vein,
- inferior artery of knee,
- inferior basal vein,
- inferior cerebellar peduncle
Origin of inferior
Examples from the Web for inferiority
Lana told Duggan that his behavior merely proved American inferiority and ushered “the superior athlete Rusev” to the ring.Putin Vs. Obama—In Spandex: Wrestling’s New Cold War|Tim Teeman|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, there you have it: The thing we hate most of all is breeding anyone, or anything, for lives of inferiority.
“We have to get rid of our inferiority complex and free ourselves from the West,” he declared.Killed by a Drone Strike, Top al Qaeda Recruiter Abu Yahya al-Libi Will Be Hard to Replace|Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I suppose it is inferiority complex yet some of the best books in English are translations.
Such a move will acknowledge its rising power and mollify its inferiority complex.
He no longer felt a dim animosity and inferiority in his presence.Flappers and Philosophers|F. Scott Fitzgerald
Let him have but the wit to say so, and not let him feel the admission a proof of inferiority.The Mind of the Artist|Various
Superiority or inferiority exists only before the tribunal of men, not before that of Providence.Allopathy and Homoeopathy Before the Judgement of Common Sense!|Frederick Hiller
The Pholade, tries in his stony retreat, to imitate the arts of the oursins, but with what inferiority!The Sea|Jules Michelet
Implicit obedience is the watchword of the lodge with them, and they are constantly taught to appreciate their inferiority of sex.The Old Santa Fe Trail|Henry Inman
- orbiting or occurring between the sun and the earthan inferior planet; inferior conjunction
- lying below the horizon
Word Origin for inferior
The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority. [John C. Calhoun]
"person inferior to another in rank, etc.," early 15c., from inferior (adj.).
early 15c., of land, "low, lower," from Latin inferior "lower, further down" (also used figuratively), comparative of inferus (adj.) "that is below or beneath," from infra "below" (see infra-). Meaning "lower in degree, rank, or importance" is from 1530s; also in an absolute sense, "of low quality or rank."