Synonyms and related words:
aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, abnormality, abnormity, amorphism, anomalism, anomalousness, anomaly, arrear, arrearage, arrears, badness, baseness, coarseness, commonness, damnability, decline, defalcation, default, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, delinquency, derangement, deviation, difference, disability, disablement, disqualification, divergence, eccentricity, erraticism, evilness, failure, falling short, fourth-rateness, heteromorphism, humbleness, imbecility, immateriality, imperfection, improperness, inability, inaccuracy, inadequacy, inauspiciousness, incapability, incapacitation, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, inconsequence, inconsequentiality, inconsiderableness, indifference, ineffectuality, inefficiency, ineptitude, inexpedience, infancy, inferiorness, insignificance, insufficiency, invalidity, irregularity, irrelevance, juniority, legal incapacity, littleness, low priority, lower status, lowliness, malevolence, marginality, meanness, mediocrity, minority, monstrosity, moral badness, negligibility, peccancy, pettiness, picayune, picayunishness, pokiness, poorness, puniness, reprehensibility, satellite status, second-rateness, secondariness, service, servitorship, shoddiness, short measure, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, slightness, slump, smallness, subjecthood, subnormality, subordinacy, subordinate role, subordination, subservience, subserviency, superiority, teratism, third-rateness, underage, unfavorableness, unfitness, unhealthiness, unimportance, unimpressiveness, unkindness, unnaturalism, unnaturalness, unnoteworthiness, unpleasantness, unskillfulness, viciousness, wardship, wickedness, worthlessness

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Inferiority — 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. [1913 Webster] A deep sense of our own great inferiority. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inferiority — 1590s, probably from M.L. *inferioritas; see INFERIOR (Cf. inferior) + ITY (Cf. ity). Inferiority complex first attested 1922. The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority. [John C. Calhoun] …   Etymology dictionary

  • inferiority — index disadvantage, flaw, handicap, mediocrity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Inferiority — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inferiority >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inferiority inferiority minority subordinacy Sgm: N 1 shortcoming shortcoming deficiency Sgm: N 1 minimum minimum Sgm: N 1 smallness smallness &c. 32 …   English dictionary for students

  • inferiority — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ moral, racial, social ▪ the myth of racial inferiority ▪ intellectual INFERIORITY + NOUN ▪ complex …   Collocations dictionary

  • inferiority — n. 1) a feeling of inferiority 2) inferiority to * * * [ɪnˌfɪ(ə)rɪ ɒrɪtɪ] a feeling of inferiority inferiority to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inferiority — in|fe|ri|or|i|ty [ınˌfıəriˈɔrıti US ˌfıriˈo:r ] n [U] when someone or something is not good or not as good as someone or something else ≠ ↑superiority ▪ moral inferiority sense/feeling of inferiority ▪ He had a deep rooted feeling of inferiority …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inferiority — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Quality of being lesser Nouns 1. inferiority, minority, subordinacy; inadequacy, deficiency (see insufficiency); minimum; smallness; imperfection; poorness, meanness; subservience. See inequality,… …   English dictionary for students

  • inferiority — n. the state of being inferior. Phrases and idioms: inferiority complex an unrealistic feeling of general inadequacy caused by actual or supposed inferiority in one sphere, sometimes marked by aggressive behaviour in compensation …   Useful english dictionary

  • inferiority — inferior ► ADJECTIVE 1) lower in rank, status, or quality. 2) of low standard or quality. 3) chiefly Anatomy low or lower in position. 4) (of a letter or symbol) written or printed below the line. ► NOUN ▪ a person lower than another in rank,… …   English terms dictionary

  • inferiority — noun see inferior …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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