Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
inferior /in'fiəriə/
  • tính từ
    • dưới
    • thấp hơn, kém; thấp kém, tồi (vật...)
    • (thực vật học) hạ, dưới (bầu hoa)
    • danh từ
      • người cấp dưới
      • vật loại kém
    Concise Dictionary
    inferiorsɪn'fɪrɪə(r) /-'fɪər-
    +one of lesser rank or station or quality
    +a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
    +of or characteristic of low rank or importance
    +of low or inferior quality
    +inferior in rank or status
    +written or printed below and to one side of another character
    +having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit
    +lower than a given reference point
    +falling short of some prescribed norm

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 lower, nether:
    We descended into the inferior regions of the cavern. The numeral in H2O is called an inferior character
    2 lesser, lower, subordinate, secondary, junior, minor, unimportant, insignificant, lowly, subservient, humble, servile:
    He occupies an inferior position in the company.
    3 poor, bad, low-quality, mediocre, indifferent, imperfect, defective, second-rate, second-class, substandard, low-grade, shoddy, gimcrack, Colloq grotty, junky, crummy or crumby, lousy, Slang crappy, Brit naff:
    They tried to market an inferior product, but it was rejected by consumers.
    4 subordinate, underling, junior, menial, lackey, flunkey, dogsbody, cat's-paw, doormat, stooge, yes-man, lickspittle, bootlicker:
    She is tired of being treated as an inferior.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, noun
    + adjective
    1 ~ (to sb/sth) not as good as sb/sth else: of inferior quality + inferior goods / workmanship + to make sb feel inferior + Modern music is often considered inferior to that of the past.
    2 [usually before noun] (formal) of lower rank; lower: an inferior officer / court
    Antonym: SUPERIOR
    + noun
    a person who is not as good as sb else; a person who is lower in rank or status
    Collocation Dictionary


    intellectual, social


    consider sb
    She considered everyone her intellectual inferior.



    be, feel, seem
    Her obvious popularity made me feel inferior.
    | consider sb/sth, regard sb/sth as, see sb/sth as
    Women are often regarded as inferior.


    decidedly, distinctly, greatly, markedly, significantly, vastly, very | slightly, somewhat | demonstrably | instrinsically | intellectually, morally, socially, technically


    These later paintings are slightly inferior in value.
    | to
    His later work was vastly inferior to his early work.

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