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inferior

adjective uk   /ɪnˈfɪə.ri.ər/ us    /-ˈfɪr.i.ɚ/
C1 not good, or not as good as someone or something else: These products are inferior to those we bought last year. She cited cases in which women had received inferior healthcare. It was clear the group were regarded as intellectually/morally/socially inferior. Worse and worst lower, or of lower rank: an inferior officer Position and status in groups and organizationsOf little or less importance specialized anatomy of the lower surface of a body partSubstances and structures in the body specialized medical describes a body part that is below another body part: the inferior alveolar artery
inferiority
noun [U] uk   /ɪnˌfɪə.riˈɒr.ə.ti/ us    /-ˌfɪr.iˈɔːr.ə.t̬i/
C2 His ill treatment as a child had given him a strong sense of inferiority.
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Worse and worst

inferior

noun [C] uk   /ɪnˈfɪə.ri.ər/ us    /-ˈfɪr.i.ɚ/
C2 someone who is considered to be less important than other people: He regarded most men as his social, moral, and intellectual inferiors.
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