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Meaning of INFERIORITY

Pronunciation:  in`feeree'oritee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an inferior quality
  2. [n]  the quality of being a competitive disadvantage
  3. [n]  the state of being inferior
 

INFERIORITY is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: low quality, lower rank, lower status, unfavorable position
 
 Antonyms: high quality, superiority
 
 See Also: backseat, caliber, calibre, disadvantage, low status, poorness, quality, second class, shade, subordinateness, subsidiarity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*fe`ri*or"i*ty\, [Cf. F. inf['e]riorit['e].]
The state of being inferior; a lower state or condition; as,
inferiority of rank, of talents, of age, of worth.

      A deep sense of our own great inferiority. --Boyle.

 
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