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adjective     /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. → Compare superior adjectiveWorse and worst lower, or of lower rank: an inferior officer → Compare superior adjectivePosition 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     /ɪnˌfɪə.riˈɒr.ə.ti/ US  /-ˌfɪr.iˈɔːr.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] C2 His ill treatment as a child had given him a strong sense of inferiority. → Compare superiorityWorse and worst
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