how to pronounce inferior


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inferior is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of inferior in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… women as a logical and inferior rooted …”

meanings of inferior


  1. Printed in subscript.
  2. Of lower rank.
  3. On the side of a flower which is next to the bract; anterior.
  4. 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.
  5. Below the horizon.
  6. Located below.
  7. Nearer to the Sun than the Earth is.
  8. Of lower quality.


  1. A person of lower stature to another.

inferior frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word inferior occurs in english on average 5.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics inferior can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that inferior can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with inferior


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