inferiority

Inferiority is the quality of being worse than other things or people.

You know how some movies are terrible — inferior — compared to other movies? You've noticed the inferiority of those films. Inferiority is a quality possessed by people and things that are not as good as others. To a king, the common people are defined by their inferiority. Most people agree on the inferiority of a TV dinner to a home-cooked meal. When someone feels like they are always worse off than others, they have an inferiority complex. Inferiority is the opposite of superiority.

Definitions of inferiority
  1. noun
    the state of being inferior
    synonyms: lower rank, lower status
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    backseat
    a secondary or inferior position or status
    shade
    a position of relative inferiority
    subordinateness, subsidiarity
    secondary importance
    handmaid, handmaiden, servant
    in a subordinate position
    junior status
    in a junior position
    subservience, subservientness
    in a subservient state
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    low status, lowliness, lowness
    a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
  2. noun
    an inferior quality
    synonyms: low quality
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    high quality, superiority
    the quality of being superior
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    poorness
    the quality of being poorly made or maintained
    scrawniness, scrubbiness
    the property of being stunted and inferior in size or quality
    second class
    not the highest quality in a classification
    wretchedness
    the quality of being poor and inferior and sorry
    type of:
    caliber, calibre, quality
    a degree or grade of excellence or worth
  3. noun
    the quality of being a competitive disadvantage
    synonyms: unfavorable position
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    disadvantage
    the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
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