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INFE'RIOR, a. [L. comp. 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, n. 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.



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INFE'RIOR, a. [L. comp. 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, n. 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.

IN-FE'RI-OR, a. [L. comp. from inferus, low; Sp. id; Fr. inferieur.]

  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.

IN-FE'RI-OR, n.

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. – South.


In*fe"ri*or
  1. Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.

    A thousand inferior and particular propositions. I. Watts.

    The body, or, as some love to call it, our inferior nature. Burke.

    Whether they are equal or inferior to my other poems, an author is the most improper judge. Dryden.

  2. A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.

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

  3. Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.
  4. Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.

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  5. Situated below some other organ; -- said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx.

    (b)
  6. Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.

    Inferior court (Law), a court subject to the jurisdiction of another court known as the superior, or higher, court. -- Inferior letter, Inferior figure (Print.), a small letter or figure standing at the bottom of the line (opposed to superior letter or figure), as in A2, Bn, 2 and n are inferior characters. -- Inferior tide, the tide corresponding to the moon's transit of the meridian, when below the horizon.

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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.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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