I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

III. QUANTITY

2. COMPARATIVE QUANTITY; CHANGES IN QUANTITY

Inferiority.

[Antonyms: superiority.]

[Nouns] inferiority, minority, subordinacy; shortcoming, deficiency; minimum; smallness [more]; imperfection; lower quality, lower worth.

[personal inferiority] commonalty [more].

[Verbs] be inferior; fall short of, come short of; not pass, not come up to; want.

become smaller, render smaller (decrease) [more], (contract) [more]; hide its diminished head, retire into the shade, yield the palm, play second fiddle, be upstaged, take a back seat.

[Adjectives] inferior, smaller; small [more]; minor, less, lesser, deficient, minus, lower, subordinate, secondary; second-rate (imperfect) [more]; sub, subaltern; thrown into the shade; weighed in the balance and found wanting; not fit to hold a candle to, can't hold a candle to.

least, smallest (little, small [more]); lowest.

diminished (decreased) [more]; reduced (contracted) [more]; unimportant [more].

[Adverbs] less; under the mark, below the mark,below par; at the bottom of the scale, at a low ebb, at a disadvantage; short of, under.

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