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Word Example of - inferior

    Example Sentences for inferior

    The superior in rank and station should first salute the inferior.

    I tell you I was for many years of inferior rank to a boatswain.

    The drug was formerly in the British Pharmacopoeia, but is inferior to many other anthelmintics and is not now employed.

    But to us and to scientists, a child is inferior to this lowly invertebrate!

    Many remarkable resemblances may be seen between man and the inferior animals.

    To have neither superior, nor inferior, nor equal, united manlike to you.

    There are many, however, having his brand that are scarcely fit to be called Violins, so inferior is the work and wood.

    She was regarded as inferior to man, mentally as well as physically.

    He wrote: 'The array of talent is no doubt imposing, but far too much of the music is of an inferior stamp.

    It is harmless and usually improves the flavor of inferior coffee.

Word Origin & History of - inferior

    Word Origin & History

    inferior early 15c., from L. inferior "lower," comp. form of inferus (adj.) "that is below or beneath," from infra "below." Noun meaning "a person inferior to another in rank, etc.," is from c.1500. Inferiority complex first attested 1922."The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority." [John C. Calhoun]