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Inferior


INFE'RIOR, adjective [Latin comparative from inferus, low.]

1. Lower in place.

2. Lower in station, age, or rank in life. Pay due respect to those who are superior in station, and due civility to those who are inferior

3. Lower in excellence or value; as a poem of inferior merit; cloth of inferior quality or price.

4. Subordinate; of less importance. Attend to health and safety; ease and convenience are inferior considerations.

INFE'RIOR, noun A person who is younger, or of a lower station or rank in society.

A person gets more by obliging his inferior than by disdaining him.