Synonym of inferior

Alternative for inferior


Synonym: lesser, lower, secondary, subordinate, worse,

Antonym: superior,


Lower in rank or status
lesser lowly minor humble mediocre menial secondary second-class subordinate unpretentious base insignificant junior low-ranking second-string small subservient subsidiary unassuming undistinguished unimportant ancillary bottom common degrading demeaning inglorious little lousy low low-grade meagre meager measly middling miserable ordinary paltry puny reduced second-fiddle second-rate smaller contemptible humdrum ignoble ignominious lower lower-ranking petty pitiful plebeian poorer sad scrubby servile shabby slighter sorry wretched bush-league dinky low-born lower in rank lower in status mean minor-league small-fry small-time subjacent third-string undersized back seat below someone beneath someone bottom-rung entry-level less important lower-class not so important not very important second-banana under someone's heel baseborn proletarian lowborn lumpen vulgar unwashed low-life prole trivial less slight inconsequential inconsiderable trifling negligible marginal poor piddling light obscure dependent under two-bit casual accessory peripheral working-class picayune lower-level simple peasant declassed second nugatory nickel-and-dime fiddling minute frivolous incidental lower-grade low-class minus Mickey Mouse déclassé supplementary auxiliary modest penny-ante meek submissive obsequious inessential niggling piffling footling popular blue-collar subject irrelevant foolish subaltern tributary peanut shoestring younger tacky of little account limited plain below the mark average diminished low-bred gentle mild unworthy immaterial commonplace dutiful docile nether non-essential supplemental lowlife satellite mundane withdrawing everyday retiring reverential prosaic supporting sub- nominal blue-singlet deficient twopenny-halfpenny reserve insubstantial slavish piddly pimping no-account chicken worthless unsubstantial pettifogging tiny low-level plebby beggarly collateral lower rung cast down sub scratch shallow de minimis cheap inconsequent not worth mentioning zero useless zilch nothing of no account of low birth unknown lightweight second-best dishonourable dishonorable tinier crude little-known petite cloth-cap lessened beneath bourgeois restricted little known baser philistine substandard subalternate minimal bush tangential democratic people's grassroots underprivileged smalltime declassé minuscule token unrefined severe rough unremarkable substract inappreciable derisory unskilled unsophisticated traditional banal conventional pedestrian second class second choice pathetic mingy poxy exiguous sparse slender uncouth unfit sordid a notch under associate boring low-status small-bore alternative routine dull fewer unconsiderable not worth bothering about lower than spare alternate backup substitute fallback attendant shortened extra relief of low rank of lesser importance than less important than abject negative depressed declined feeding shoot side youngest assistant vile fawning not so great deprived grovelling sycophantic extraneous fall-back vice- not so much pointless superficial not as great frothy meaningless of little consequence of little importance of no importance tinpot nonessential zip of no moment of no consequence null indifferent unnecessary tedious basic groveling obeisant second best captive subjugated no great shakes not worth speaking of potty controlled neither here nor there beside the point of no great concern governed obedient enslaved ruled diminutive liable vulnerable accountable disposed susceptible pint-sized stunted frail weak feeble dwarfish underfed pygmy weakly at one's feet in danger of bound by fun size sickly underdeveloped undernourished Lilliputian undeveloped undersize pocket-sized pocket delicate half-pint pocket-size shrimpy pint-size toylike fine fragile smallish bantam subnormal weedy peewee wee unsound scrawny runt infirm small time shrimp unconsequential


Of lower quality
mediocre bad poor substandard second-rate awful low-grade low-quality unsatisfactory unsound wretched average base deplorable disagreeable dismal dreadful execrable junk lamentable miserable pathetic pitiful second-class terrible atrocious cheap contemptible deficient diabolical dire direful downmarket imperfect indifferent lemon lousy middling ordinary paltry pitiable poorer rotten rubbish shoddy sorry suboptimal subpar sub-par third-rate useless worthless abysmal appalling below average below par below standard crude crummy dodgy flawed grotty inadequate low-rent pedestrian poxy sad shabby subnormal two-bit unacceptable unexceptional dissatisfactory lame under par wanting a load of pants bargain-basement coarse déclassé dime-a-dozen duff good-for-nothing hack junky leaving much to be desired not up to much not up to snuff pants ropy rubbishy tawdry the pits trashy common schlocky gimcrack bum schlock cheapjack trumpery sleazy punk cheesy cut-rate bush-league el cheapo off wrong wack crumby defective frightful faulty bush hopeless tacky sour ill insufficient woeful disappointing poor-quality laughable tatty nasty not up to scratch disgraceful chronic cruddy horrible abominable abject low very bad bodger weak valueless tinny jerry-built God-awful egregious ineffectual not up to par not much cop ineffective incompetent trifling sucky cheap and nasty tenth-rate lacking no good shameful mean inept displeasing piddling horrendous disastrous shocking insignificant flimsy pits gaudy twopenny-halfpenny unworthy offensive distressing grim odious low quality trivial poor quality grubby tinhorn unpleasant meagre impaired unsuitable ratty from hunger low-end meager damaged negligible limited amateurish futile unproductive godawful cheapo loathsome vile feeble distasteful insubstantial detestable horrid garbage hideous gross unavailing amiss half-pie meretricious despicable scurvy unprofitable empty profitless petty inconsequential unfortunate not good enough regrettable naff nugatory unsatisfying barren inutile dirty Brummagem measly brummagem repulsive grievous slipshod piss-poor revolting derisory unspeakable inefficient incomplete run-down sketchy cheap-jack broken intolerable careless sordid calamitous damnable not up to standard stinking pointless less-than-stellar rough second rate no great shakes two a penny of poor quality of low quality of a sort a dime a dozen beastly dime-store counterproductive ignoble scant scanty hateful repugnant cheapie unimpressive dud repellant repellent obnoxious fruitless lowbrow foul scandalous sickening rancid abhorrent vain disgusting unfinished godforsaken rinky-dink showy hellacious heartbreaking uncomfortable inappropriate bootless uninviting insufferable scummy scabby impotent unfit broken-down meaningless ghastly for the birds low cost tragic anticlimactic inefficacious marred negligent reprehensible thin inoperative unfructuous null unimportant unusable a dead loss bogus nothing sterile waste abandoned unessential out of order harmful unable commonplace piffling makeshift poorly sick tinpot inconsiderable tasteless vulgar bungling unsuccessful catchpenny outrageous restricted dilapidated dreary minimal nauseating evil noisome fulsome noxious obscene ugly nauseous kitsch scroungy thrown together short disreputable objectionable Mickey Mouse strictly for the birds end-of-the-pier exiguous bleak depressing garbagy pinchbeck tattered brassy patchy unsaleable scarce of little value nickel-and-dime shy puny inexpert desolate seedy dubious questionable abortive scruffy dingy no-account undesirable impermissible inadmissible needing squalid reject failing worse unhappy entry-level gloomy sombre drab dark cheerless of no value malfunctioning undistinguished uninspired catastrophic low-down disheartening joyless sullen morose drear piteous solemn somber weak sauce very poor non-successful sneaking heartrending injured bottom-rung warped destitute of no financial value blemished failed purposeless idle improper no-good silly half-baked indigent forlorn glum scungy depressive impoverished sepulchral comfortless minor-league minor league dishonorable to no avail otiose fallible scurrilous indefensible stinky irremediable downer bummer dishonourable small potatoes rueful unfruitful forceless withered spineless neutralized void beyond the pale drossy indecisive unable to do something for toffee powerless god-awful to no effect not satisfying defeasible neutralised innocuous frowzy out of sorts off-colour crook off colour ne'er-do-well tinsel corny cheeseball rickety reduced bad quality slovenly mingy minor ramshackle down scale dissatisfying little second-best kitschy badly built garish sparing inappreciable desperate throwaway unskilful dinky doubtful second class ropey down-market twopenny tricky cheap-looking chintzy disturbing disconcerting disquieting poopy tragical harrowing distressful stupid unwelcome of negligible value downscale excruciating meritless upsetting niggling picayune chicken minute nominal piddly slight footling pimping peanut plastic pretentious inglorious under-strength so-so iffy underwhelming without value yucky uncultured low-class unfashionable insalubrious unsophisticated incapable fair unreliable cataclysmic not cutting it hellish rebarbative disgustful loathly inproficient unproficient melancholy shlocky unsightly shlock gruesome gut-wrenching run-of-the-mine passable medium run-of-the-mill run-of-mine would fetch nothing off-color of no worth of little worth craptacular unfulfilling ignominious leaving a lot to be desired small-time outclassed bog-standard uninspiring ridiculous absurd ludicrous foolish-looking affecting unseemly raunchy icky diddly grody blah bad news fallacious grungy not good erroneous not the best bathetic uninteresting unavailable emasculate slack-spined no go no way not effective run down unable to do something to save one's life de minimis not oneself off-form under the weather incorrect frail botched of little financial value insupportable exceptionable degenerate blameworthy overwhelming unbearable mournful horrifying dolorous afflictive opprobrious disillusioning despisable heinous disdainable ill-suited unsuited from hell unreasonable cowardly discreditable down at heel scrappy tainted crippled condemnable out snide currish unsellable not proper unadvantageous inconsistent incompatible inapt inacceptable unappealing skimpy falling short villainous hateworthy scratched partial torn cracked deformed beggarly swinish outcast crass low-minded beyond contempt unassembled rare undersupplied infrequent unequal underprovided fair to middling immature not all it's cracked up to be ten a penny undeveloped inexact rudimentary outta gas found wanting third string not enough second string second fiddle not on not cricket won't do over the fence not quite the done thing vicious faultful bottom-of-barrel disfigured not functioning minus not working not make it not cut out for few bugs dumbed down in a state of disrepair hamstrung inexpedient feckless no use senseless hollow null and void invertebrate banal wanky chaffy discouraging unpromising funereal morbid filthy absent missing of no benefit dreich lugubrious saturnine unrefined not acceptable unpolished sunless plutonian tenebrous lonesome black tenebrific elegiac elegiacal omitted gone unfulfilled less bereft devoid cooked away needed bankrupt deprived Cimmerian poverty-stricken burned out in default cut off out of gas not worth a hill of beans not up to expectations too little too late unlucky unfavourable ruinous sorrowful unfavorable wicked unpalatable unsavoury doleful afflicted unsavory adverse inopportune heart-rending devastating moving unfair bitter harsh untoward agonizing unpropitious infelicitous yukky unlovely unpleasing uncongenial out of line ill-fated agonising touching ill-advised plaintive traumatic saddening painful alarming malodorous destructive cursed unwanted illegal cruel fetid putrid awkward hapless unsportsmanlike ill-starred poignant festy yucko unscrupulous fatal foetid unprincipled immoral underhanded sick-making off-putting tearful suffering distressed deceitful grave unethical inauspicious serious stirring horrific too bad deadly cataclysmal nefarious hostile tear-jerking sneaky deceptive unappetizing ruined censurable damaging monstrous anguished rude fateful crippling unbecoming forbidding grisly shattering luckless hurtful frightening nightmarish smelly forsaken doomed unprosperous rank acrid skanky polluted mephitic jinxed in a bad way out of luck pongy whiffy smudged bedraggled befouled smutty miasmal sullied bemired dusty unclean uncleanly draggled grimy funky muddy stained mucky besmirched blackened niffy begrimed soiled olid poison unholy ungodly meanspirited on the nose unpopular disrespectful malicious malevolent undesired thoughtless untimely shameless critical callous degraded disadvantageous compassionate arousing commiserative excessive crying ruthful dishonest damning malignant depraved indecent graceless too much over-the-top parlous tremendous degrading slimy extremely bad perturbing vexatious unsettling crooked annoying to be pitied galling severe unsought agitating not the done thing hard-hearted a bit much fearful irretrievable unnerving foul-smelling evil-smelling macabre lurid crushing tormenting scary fearsome terrifying dejected afflicting underhand intimidating formidable ominous shady redoubtable bodeful hair-raising spine-chilling terrific savage nerve-racking merciful stricken shattered burdened pained troubled star-crossed desolating well below par wet dislikable stark irregular indiscreet blithering worst heart-wrenching out of bounds dangerous pressing crucial rejected flaming grieving low-life blue urgent extreme small derisible ill-chosen narrow-minded excluded uninvited disconsolate agonized risky precarious acute hazardous perilous infernal accursed confounded drastic unkind troublesome troubling annihilatory devastative tortured racked agonised spiteful dread gnarly ill-favoured unjustifiable inexcusable discomforting worrisome irksome sinistrous baneful baleful portentous exigent very unpleasant stressful daunting torturous despondent unwished for unwished-for stupefying oppressing fierce scowling scarring ill-omened ill-boding discomposing humourless humorless difficult sober irritating mortifying pernicious blighting earth-shattering messy heartstopping lethal mortal beseeching imploring commiserable entreating supplicating not wanted ill-favored regretful hairy worrying fraught sedate troublous unendurable startling staggering stunning astonishing grewsome bewildering amazing nightmare lowest of the low rock-bottom the dumps demoralizing extremely upsetting demoralising debased deathly unfriendly surprising derogatory discourteous uncharitable uncool unbefitting insensitive glaring fraudulent concerning irredeemable provocative impertinent impudent affronting insolent inconsiderate corrupt treacherous unsporting crafty tactless indecorous injudicious humble servile slavish menial injurious ungentlemanly double-dealing wounding provoking slighting insulting nail-biting heart-breaking nerve-wracking a pity not quite the thing sly cunning devious wily heartless good-for-naught no-count tough detrimental vindictive Machiavellian cheating shifty conniving designing calculating guileful uncivil vexing impolite unmannerly unfeeling uncaring coldhearted unsympathetic illegitimate inequitable shrewd unlawful deceiving unsportsmanly cold-blooded barbarous despiteful not nice sadistic inhumane ill-natured malign catty brutal inhuman virulent inimical grovelling humiliated subservient meek groveling deferent hangdog self-effacing knavish slick scheming undue ill-considered ill-timed illicit hard catastrophal ill-gotten Janus-faced below the belt against the rules


Inferior or unimpressive in nature, especially in comparison
pale feeble poor weak insipid bland flat inadequate puny vapid lackluster lacklustre lame tame uninspired ineffective ineffectual spiritless unimaginative unimpressive pathetic lifeless anemic anaemic bloodless etiolated wishy-washy half-hearted pallid wan impotent vigourless powerless halfhearted enervated sickly dull boring colourless uninteresting colorless uninspiring unexciting characterless dry sterile trite tedious commonplace mundane humdrum prosaic drab stale tired dreary limp ordinary vacuous zestless run-of-the-mill jejune monotonous banal pedestrian undistinguished plain mediocre unremarkable featureless barren gray grey passionless tiresome nondescript nothing unexceptional wearisome vanilla lustreless unmemorable hackneyed soulless watery middle-of-the-road torpid wooden milk-and-water unstimulating flavourless ho-hum driveling drivelling inane flavorless blah flat tire routine workaday quotidian desiccated unimpassioned everyday indifferent average unanimated tasteless antiseptic hacky unmoved corny dead stodgy uneventful plain vanilla inoffensive bromidic stupid innocuous run of the mill vacant subdued zero as dry as dust lacking in vitality arid dry as dust nowhere ho hum bog-standard common or garden nothing to write home about non-stimulating unromantic common least unpalatable Milquetoast lacking personality lacking charisma normal run-of-the mill second-rate undistinctive usual platitudinous stuffy dull as ditchwater typical unappealing pabulum waterish sapless nerdy wimpy unoriginal matter-of-fact not amounting to much simple unnoteworthy ornery weary jading threadbare mechanical leaden heavy unadventurous derivative derived conventional generic stiff deadening unspirited yawnsome no great shakes monochromatic irksome lacking excitement plebeian lacking interest unrelieved empty garden dull as dishwater uninventive stock garden-variety blending into the background bog standard unimpressed uncreative ponderous heavy-handed yawn phoned in old hat listless languid unenthusiastic passive droopy apathetic meek irresolute submissive melancholic melancholy dispirited lackadaisical despondent languorous depressed mopy dejected low spineless languishing unconcerned draggy slothful broken blue down cowardly disconsolate gutless dopey inanimate downhearted sad drippy indecisive downcast down in the dumps cast down down in the mouth pointless namby-pamby prosy weariful soft mild nebbish beige fatuous tenuous slight


Not very high quality
mediocre indifferent middling ordinary second-rate average commonplace passable common medium run-of-the-mill so-so fair pedestrian tolerable uninspired middle-of-the-road undistinguished vanilla moderate adequate bog-standard everyday unexceptional workaday banal forgettable insignificant lackluster lacklustre prosaic unexciting unremarkable amateur amateurish fair-to-middling half-pie OK run-of-mine run-of-the-mine second-class meh characterless colourless colorless conventional decent dull fairish humdrum intermediate mainstream mean not very good plain vanilla standard no great shakes not so hot nothing to write home about not up to much of poor quality fair to middling usual normal typical modest routine garden-variety garden variety common or garden plain mundane unimportant unmemorable uninteresting boring O.K. quotidian uneventful uninspiring bland immaterial nondescript okay homespun drab unnoteworthy trite not bad all right humble dime-a-dozen of no consequence garden generic a dime a dozen in-between poor unpretentious stale respectable simple serviceable homely traditional good satisfactory enough stereotyped suburban hackneyed cut-and-dry corny hacky cut-and-dried standard-issue ornery predictable white-bread plastic dreary monotonous familiar household ubiquitous frequent formulaic habitual nothing unimpressive useless irrelevant inconsiderable paltry pointless inconsequential piddling worthless meaningless whatever nothing special bog standard not worth mentioning of no great concern of little consequence of little importance of no importance not much cop of no account unoriginal tired flat stock vapid unimaginative insipid jejune platitudinous derivative overworked bromidic overused old hat tedious clichéd threadbare cornball well-worn dry tame lifeless worn-out stereotypical timeworn shopworn customary regular musty moth-eaten unvaried wearisome ho-hum tiresome hokey spiritless time-worn stodgy played out familiar tune hack worn out overdone ready-made acceptable set day-to-day worn old cliché blah dime-store bathetic exhausted drained mildewed chain used-up warmed-over slow cliched truistic ponderous featureless mind-numbing run of the mill stereotypic platitudinal repetitious plodding anaemic unvarying heavy matter-of-fact ten a penny stupid numbing stuffy anemic jading arid monochromatic inconspicuous dusty nothing to get excited about ho hum wishy-washy uncreative straightforward hoary unadventurous repetitive lowly natural cliche obligatory hackney cobwebby sufficient leaden bush-league indistinctive nowhere pabulum zero banausic tiring wearying drudging good enough neutral unadorned basic dull as dishwater bourgeois nitty-gritty terrestrial middle-class limited general prosy unexceptionable presentable square dead sterile unspectacular barren median fairly good reasonable weary fine midsize midsized middle goodish bloodless flavorless flavourless uncomplicated par for the course pretty good conservative gray grey uninventive derived provincial unsophisticated elementary allowable small-town lusterless admissible parochial practical nothing out of the ordinary conformist plebeian trivial yawn unmoved sufficiently good unchanging parish-pump moderately good accustomed tripe clear passionless deadpan two a penny tidy anonymous weak vacuous cliché-ridden not too bad staid zestless dim monotone faceless noncommittal popular midway soulless irksome clean middle of the road feeble big yawn unembellished unobjectionable limp inane unappealing mass-produced inoffensive lame well worn off-the-shelf lacking variation lacking variety unstimulating unimposing orthodox unspecified unidentified immemorable majority daily unspecial unartistic workday no-frills casual informal unimpressed heavy-handed businesslike small unromantic usual thing long-winded turgid prevailing discreet settled wonted established public treadmill toneless anodyne empty quiet unenthusiastic shiftless uninterested widespread standardized unextraordinary scanty unnoticeable middle-England petit-bourgeois annoying irritating diddly actual practicable prose unfateful indecisive noneventful inconclusive phoned in livable unimpeachable conventionalized old-hat outmoded outdated out-of-date obsolete played-out old-chestnut old-saw antiquated earthbound unsentimental unvarnished unpoetic literal unemotional factual plain-Jane samey blending into the background silly obvious matter-of-course starch prevalent meagre skimpy light boresome vexatious typecast considerable dragging minimal boiler plate vieux jeu matter-of- fact blank expressionless no big deal sparse superabundant lustreless competent noticeable goodly sizable generous worthwhile abundant substantial sizeable biggish significant comfortable appreciable marked pathetic better than nothing artless pallid commensurate boilerplate fair enough apathetic unambitious lazy torpid unanimated able plenty cromulent sufficing standardised meager antiseptic unrefined jake unentertaining stiff unenjoyable undistinctive up to scratch worn thin cheap and commonplace mid medial soporific draggy dreich deadly yawnsome dullsville fatiguing prolix lacking excitement deadening unspirited dry as dust lacking interest neither one thing nor the other waterish nerdy wimpy milk-and-water sapless lacking personality lacking charisma intermediary halfway bought insular inward-looking blinkered property-owning nothing to shout about unmotivated ample mediate central midmost store par run-of-the mill beige medium-sized middle-sized rural country shopkeeping propertied materialistic not amounting to much down-to-earth facile noplace dumb cornfed up to standard off-the-rack off-the-peg store-bought Pooterish hidebound folksy inelaborate pure and simple normophilic uncluttered unornamented austere rustic your basic unostentatious unelaborate undecorated philistine Victorian old-line illiberal unappetizing unpalatable inedible unsavoury tasteless distasteful uneatable uniform savourless uninviting harmless off-putting unpleasant unattractive disagreeable safe halfhearted diluted regimented boiled down without punch straight governmental utilitarian corporate functional institutional unsavory rudimentary ugly standard issue unambiguous uninvolved easy specific painless clear-cut short precise non-complex


Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
incompetent incapable inept unfit unfitted inexpert unable useless bungling ineffectual blundering unprofessional deficient floundering ineffective substandard unqualified unskilful unskilled cowboy incapacitated lacking lacking ability unsuitable wanting amateurish cack-handed clumsy ham-fisted inadequate inapt inefficient no good pathetic skill-less unproficient unskillful amateur awkward bush-league disqualified helpless hopeless ineligible inexperienced insufficient maladroit raw unadapted unapt unequipped unhandy uninitiated untrained not good enough undependable unreliable a dead loss less capable not much cop leaving much to be desired not equal to not have it not up to it not up to scratch not up to snuff out to lunch not cut out for unable to do something for toffee poor weak inadept unworkmanlike loser slipshod feeble unequal unsatisfactory lousy impotent inefficacious bad imperfect powerless faulty defective duff botched fumbled uncool butterfingers losing inproficient vulnerable dependent frail unsuited naive unequal to the task not up to not up to something not equal to something out of one's depth not much chop not know one's arse from one's elbow no great shakes worthless unsuccessful feckless hamstrung inexpedient counterproductive lame green unprepared ill-equipped nonprofessional untaught unpractised dilettante dilettantish jackleg careless untalented not cut out unqualified for incapable of incompetent at rotten bum inoperative negligent suboptimal subpar unschooled not strong enough low-powered insufficiently powered unpracticed uneducated can't hack it can't cut it manual unaccomplished unversed menial labouring untrained for unable to do something out of one's element can't make the grade non-qualified bush undeveloped laboring blue-collar asymmetrical not prepared inadequate for insufficient for unfitted for not qualified for found wanting in unsuited to slapdash shoddy sloppy underpowered bumbling second-rate crude ignorant nonexpert slack immoral unfitting wrong dishonourable dishonorable


Artificial, especially of a poor quality
ersatz artificial substitute bogus fake false faux imitation mock simulated synthetic sham man-made counterfeit manufactured pretend pretended pseudo spurious forged phoney plastic reproduction so-called dummy fabricated facsimile factitious imitative low-grade low-quality mimic poor-quality replica shoddy unnatural adulterated substandard unsatisfactory copied gingerbread phony knock off feigned fraudulent affected put-on faked assumed contrived cod make-believe deceptive not genuine queer fictitious unauthentic inauthentic unreal insincere snide forced mechanical specious strained misleading wrong pirate fishy delusory delusive quasi- framed bent made-up pretentious ostensible supposititious not kosher model nonnatural imaginary Hollywood plant brummagem crock invalid apparent invented suppositious quasi trick won't fly soft shell untrue fakey trumped-up pseud would-be seeming two-faced imagined supposed toy pseudo- fallacious alleged pirated hokey pinchbeck adulterine meretricious dud concocted copycat apocryphal deceitful self-styled purported ungenuine virtual falsie deceiving hyped up professed repro superficial machine-made non-natural mimetic practice trial human-made soi-disant apish echoic made makeshift constructed copy avowed surface chemical cast duplicate put on falsified claimed engineered unoriginal crooked counterfeited wannabe experimental representative bum manmade pseudonymous adopted improvised mannered knock-off phoney-baloney phony-baloney not real not legit nominal ostensive semi- as it were to all intents and purposes incorrect near reported fanciful mythical fantasy inaccurate erroneous unfounded fancied fantasized dreamed-up dream unsound untruthful inexact distorted fictive flawed beguiling deluding chimerical fantasied visionary fabulous chimeric phantom mythic phantasmal fantastical imaginal ideal fictional notional phantasmic fantastic mistaken hoax faulty imprecise play-play counterfactual truthless improper not what it is cracked up to be fantasised casuistic misrepresentative sophistical colored dishonest coloured cooked-up hollow laboured labored imitated illogical misguided derivative illusory off stiff worthless overdone baseless stilted studied without foundation made up plagiaristic derived mimicked plagiarized off beam unsubstantiated groundless full of holes aped wooden unconvincing lying sophistic illegal dicey self-conscious iffy dodgy trumped up off target way out wide of the mark plagiarised illusionary unproven hypocritical cheating hallucinatory overripe non-existent dissembling exaggerated overworked imposturous quack impostrous bad unspontaneous actorly theatrical plausible ill-founded double-dealing out foundationless constrained ham hammy unsupported nonvalid in error not accurate not exact askew cooked up devised nugatory ungrounded off base mad reasonless unreasoned way off way off beam not working bootlegged unqualified miniature campy glib overblown elaborate planned delusional duplicated reproduced parodied parroted burlesqued caricatured mocked misinformed prepared illusive mealymouthed lookalike uncorroborated Barmecidal whimsical semblant Barmecide float charlatan bluffing shammed masked in name only covered concealed dissimulated posed voulu manipulated far-fetched fixed recherche staged weak economical with the truth mock-up without basis posey stagy unwarranted inadequate untenable irrational rigid inflexible bound begrudging coercive grudging binding conscripted slave stringent forcible erratic conceited melodramatic affectated awkward playacting fraud erring blue sky pipe dream unjustified unreasonable unscientific empty ostentatious likely captious colorable vain presumable credible probable sophisticated flattering presumptive idle null fluffed overly planned illegitimate unreasoning absurd inconsistent inconsequent inconsequential nonrational preposterous off-target misfigured astray wide goofed misconstrued mishandled miscalculated wreck uptight taut farfetched wired put unglued tight choked seemingly correct wrongly inferred null and void void nonbinding inoperative not precise out of commission out of line on the wrong track at fault unsustainable plausible but wrong apparently right in a state hard put nervous wreck strung out at end of rope not binding amiss uncollectible underhand awry defective abroad treacherous duplicitous crafty disingenuous guileful wrong number all wet all off sly sneaky cunning untrustworthy scheming perfidious shady sharp Machiavellian subtle slippery foxy mendacious unprincipled unscrupulous tricky fast slim underhanded shifty hollow-hearted rogue double-faced Punic false-hearted insidious rascal roguish designing serpentine oblique slick devious catchy astucious indirect unreliable wily


Prepared to obey others unquestioningly
subservient deferential submissive servile acquiescent compliant docile meek obedient accommodating biddable duteous dutiful passive slavish yielding cowering cringing ductile humble lamblike mild pliant spiritless subdued timid truckling unassertive abject downtrodden groveling grovelling self-abasing self-effacing sniveling snivelling subject sycophantic bootlicking longanimous obsequious resistless dancing fawning ignoble mean menial obeisant resigned a slave to at one's mercy in one's clutches in one's pocket in one's power under one's thumb at one's beck and call tractable obliging ingratiating manageable unresisting tame amenable respectful reverential regardful polite toadying malleable unprotesting lowly low gentle attentive soft patient willing agreeable complaisant deferent nonresistant forbearing base civil courteous considerate thoughtful reverent tolerant mannerly law-abiding vile unresistant dull calm ignominious tolerating easy accepting peaceable conformable spineless uncomplaining venerating complying governable unworthy pliable ready amiable quiet genial nonresisting controllable following humiliating craven crawling toadyish creeping solicitous gracious awed non-resisting sequacious chivalrous courtly gallant admiring stoical long-suffering consenting ingratiatory shy cowed unobtrusive demure appreciative fatalistic reconciled philosophical non-resistant sheepish supplicatory assenting acceding cooperative flexible agreeing conforming approving persuadable timorous unambitious hesitant tentative apprehensive fearful enduring adapted well-disposed phlegmatic renouncing cordial satisfied quiescent stoic relinquishing adjusted accommodated unskilled supine well mannered well-mannered persuasible under someone's thumb boring degrading low-status mim self-conscious domesticated obeying bowing down comformable giving-in convincible kowtowing subordinate surrendering placable trainable disciplinable teachable handleable routine acquiescing suasible assentive susceptive game humdrum degraded contemptible worthless easily persuaded despicable sorry debased demeaning Uriah Heepish well-trained sordid low-grade reprehensible blue-collar good observant under control tender shabby dishonourable scungy detestable disciplined tedious common baseborn basic pacific horrible gloomy dishonorable dismal hangdog deplorable humiliated dejected outcast serene placid well trained well disciplined mellow devoted loyal honoring faithful sheeplike well-behaved honouring docious hearsome unquestioning moderate warm easy-going soft-hearted unassuming kind forgiving conciliatory warm-hearted compassionate tender-hearted indulgent good-natured modest sensitive sympathetic pleasant tranquil wrapped around finger on a string merciful affable peaceful equable chilled easy-oasy easygoing mild-mannered good-tempered flat good-humoured jejune good-humored vapid smooth forbearant adaptable manipulable responsive impressionable susceptible suggestible influenceable orderly easily influenced open happy receptive milky helpful easily handled lenient eager keen go-with-the-flow supple transformable bendy glad enthusiastic disposed seemly cool laid-back cheerful weak-kneed charitable supportive favorable favourable workable like putty in your hands rolls with punches putty in hands acceptive compromising restrained conformist willing to compromise assentient accordant consentient under someone's control unpretentious proper concurring trusting gullible submitting tameable childlike usable complacent able to be influenced putty in one's hands retiring easily swayed easily manipulated tamable weak ungrudging down-to-earth diffident selfless in accord in agreement mindful decorous wimpish frightened boneless trained untroublesome convenient amendable with the patience of Job onside pabulum Milquetoast nothing wishy-washy zero plain wussy well behaved well brought up moldable well-brought-up accessible companionable useful eager to help forthcoming eager to please inclined prepared pleased like a lamb to the slaughter glad to be of assistance nonviolent non-violent lifeless non-aggressive content set predisposed prone static reflexive bearing flaccid disinterested sleepy unreceptive asleep latent stolid motionless poker-faced moony idle unflappable desirous friendly zealous one fain minded dominated like-minded nothing loath so minded so-minded in favor in the mood in accord with in favour of a mind hands off subjugated bullied browbeaten benevolent kindly oppressed going through motions walking through it intimidated repressed generous nagged magnanimous unselfish neighbourly constrained uxorious understanding sweet nice henpecked bighearted breezy decent altruistic warmhearted ground down treated like dirt without a mind of one's own in fear of one's partner led by the nose tied to someone's apron strings under the thumb subjected to nagging wife-ridden under someone's heel softie marshmallow neighborly well disposed good-hearted willing to please kind-hearted even-tempered favourably disposed


Inferior or base in nature or quality
degraded corrupt decadent depraved debauched dissolute base debased degenerate dissipated perverted abandoned low sordid vile corrupted demoralised demoralized despicable jackleg libertine loose perverse profligate rakehell rakehelly rakish reprobate sick unclean unwholesome warped disreputable immoral scungy vicious vulgarised vulgarized wicked impure sinful licentious wanton lewd lecherous evil unprincipled lascivious bad libidinous rotten lustful intemperate unchaste promiscuous vitiated villainous defiled monstrous nefarious prurient fast unrestrained louche obscene mean miscreant foul shameless indecent pervy tainted wild dishonourable fallen self-indulgent fast-living infamous deviant nasty flagitious brutal gone bad dishonorable sleazy contaminated deteriorated unsavoury iniquitous sybaritic voluptuary unhealthy disgusting ungodly ignoble unsavory unpleasant gone to the dogs alloyed twisted adulterated beastly wayward polluted amoral disagreeable dark sicko unnatural horrible indulgent concupiscent criminal impaired sadistic kinky boorish swinging carnal easy awful wrong offensive hateful shameful barbarous cruel atrocious coarse bestial terrible abominable dirty shocking pleasure-seeking improper detestable heinous fiendish impious unrighteous dreadful diabolical high living vice-ridden abhorrent reprehensible distorted abnormal hedonic lubricious riotous mixed raffish salacious abased adulterate attenuated unconstrained baneful deleterious dishonored sullied violated inhuman drunken open bastardized loathsome blended brutish light repulsive vulgar irreligious profane unholy blasphemous hedonistic wrongful immodest in the fast lane fast and loose retrograde brute roguish revolting appalling dishonoured bastardised in the gutter odious contemptible lacking restraint disgraceful yucky filthy wretched God-awful gross execrable degrading scoundrelly retrogressive murderous unworthy low-down rascally worthless diabolic night owl black ignominious abject shabby unlawful egregious watered down stinking snide scurvy currish low-minded paltry mercenary profaned venal aberrant dubious prodigal desecrated deviate hardened ribald uncleanly incorrigible sensual grotesque vitiate contorted praetorian epicurean overindulgent luxurious goatish voluptuous randy horny unrefined combined admixed misguided squalid rough unregenerate raunchy lickerish decaying moribund lost declining degenerated crude roundheeled careless freethinking knavish shrewish incorrect crabbed ill-tempered ill-natured surly unaccommodating bad-tempered churlish spiteful imprudent whorish heedless rude demeaned sinking flatitious failing dissolved objectionable irresponsible inconstant sacrilegious erring seedy dishonest treacherous godless unscrupulous crooked underhand underhanded outrageous notorious of easy virtue no better than one should be out of control horrid ugly uncharitable illegitimate shady scandalous undignified bent illicit unbecoming lawless illegal repellent nauseating disturbing disappointing cowardly inequitable malfeasant sickening repugnant peccable dastardly obnoxious lamentable caitiff black-hearted not cricket servile off-color morally wrong inelegant menial off-putting distasteful piggish gluttonous ferine swinish animal feral irrational savage sorry deplorable flagitous immoderate seamy hellbent miserable humiliating gut-churning hellish icky sick-making damnable devilish ferocious ghastly vomitous bogging noisome noxious lousy unethical gone to seed dirty-minded violent dangerous yucko disgustful loathly vomit-inducing heartless barbaric callous fierce ruthless cold-blooded remorseless merciless harsh bloody bloodthirsty inhumane butcherly fell truculent homicidal grim sanguinary faulty untamed putrid insubordinate devalued falsified altered doctored weakened pitiless malicious severe malevolent infernal aggressive hard unkind destructive malignant unfeeling unspeakable satanic demonic frightful unmerciful furious cut-throat hideous uncaring horrifying inconsiderate unsparing hard-hearted vindictive forceful demoniac unsympathetic unfriendly virulent grievous deadly heavy threatening intense venomous hurtful cacodemonic explosive rugged cold-hearted grave forbidding cutthroat insensitive lethal horrendous accursed stern Mephistophelian bitter mortal hostile extreme nightmarish gruesome unruly fiery intimidating strong serious excruciating killer fearsome wolfish powerful acute almighty desperate unrelenting demoniacal unfair relentless painful hellacious menacing horrific implacable intolerable uncivilized catty tough malign maniacal fearful grisly harmful vigorous blistering devastating sanguine frightening murdering sanguineous bloody-minded uncontrollable voracious uncivilised insufferable rancorous mean-spirited compassionless forcible demonical flinty potent unforgivable stony fatal gruff slaughterous primitive raging abusive thuggish unforgiving rabid baleful death-dealing steely macabre turbulent uncultured thunderous harrowing mad damaging mighty stark sharp dog-eat-dog great frenzied uncivil unbearable distressing tigerish ill-humored agonizing ruinous vital unpitying hard-boiled impetuous pugnacious pernicious tempestuous dour hefty flagrant thick-skinned obdurate desensitized indurate soulless affectless slash-and-burn take-no-prisoners ironhearted case-hardened pachydermatous insensate stonyhearted stoney unkindly uncouth rowdy hard-nosed uncompassionate ill-humoured troublesome agonising belligerent poisonous austere terrific lurid ungentle crazed facinorous louring godawful uncultivated wounding inclement maleficent dire deathly desensitised lowering delirious terminal killing oppressive wrathful ravenous frantic intensive frenetic exquisite predatory cantankerous unmanageable heathen with a heart of stone convulsive hairy competitive vehement angry heavy-duty ominous crushing sinister injurious antagonistic torturous despiteful stormy very bad tumultuous warlike serpentine impassioned cyclonic hysterical barbarian overwhelming excessive Neanderthal heathenish natural tormenting undisciplined stony-hearted gory satanical diseased ghoulish formidable uncomfortable pestilent volcanic ravening evil-minded galling disorderly stone-hearted maddened bellicose grewsome nightmare inexcusable lawbreaking boisterous rapacious chaotic profound ornery radge ignorant inhospitable keen deep Hadean thoughtless searing unsophisticated annoying inexorable undomesticated beyond the pale hardhearted trying onerous draconian red in tooth and claw ogreish Stygian unremitting coldhearted agitated viperous enraged hotheaded feverish unhallowed demonian Luciferian headstrong troubling vitriolic sour stiff volatile urgent cross discomforting biting not nice dodgy dismal blustery consuming burdensome unyielding hot crying drastic stressful daunting opprobrious overpowering uneducated passionate dynamic smart strict unendurable distressful difficult grueling punishing impossible knock-down-and-drag-out blood-and-guts knock-down drag-out hammer and tongs paroxysmal storming full-blooded Neandertal strenuous solemn gruelling bleak without mercy unnerving questionable every person for themselves vengeful ogry ogrish detrimental corrupting indefensible unlettered gloating lupine unbending parlous hungry insatiable greedy wilful unconcerned bearish tactless indifferent tainting contaminating infectious inflexible deliberate needless unjustified senseless arbitrary upsetting morbid decimating hard-fought involving bloodshed unprovoked mephistophelean ungenerous unamiable lacking compassion adamant confrontational combative unpardonable unattractive nonliterate non-literate gratuitous groundless motiveless unchristian unlikable impolite discreditable joyless unsociable militant uncongenial unsafe ruffianly unappeasable ironfisted revengeful marble-hearted cold ill unlovable unjustifiable possessed from hell scrappy cursed intimidatory ill-boding foreboding willed unmotivated tremendous irritating without pity beneath contempt lax minatory minacious disconcerting cannibalistic unloveable aimless hard as nails unrespectable shy shoddy jungli disquieting worrisome irksome animated carnivorous gutsy ill-famed exceptionable troublemaking fractious unjust contrary insolent double-crossing gusty sarcastic woeful unsettling traumatic perturbing unpalatable philistine powerhouse intensely competitive fiercely competitive critical hardhanded ill-reputed torrid bumpy thundery howling squally windy terrifying dread telling punchy puissant unreasonable intractable disruptive contumacious poor agitating doleful pressing steep piercing typhonic blustering swirling choppy illiterate loutish oafish hardline exorbitant insupportable fraught troublous smouldering two-fisted anarchic unpolished benighted crucial restless roaring stormful penetrating repressive unwarranted extravagant maddening OTT preposterous exasperating dreaded alarming direful deceitful devious graceless bullying O.T.T. extortionate redoubtable bloodless tragical unmannered yobbish lowbrow ill-mannered ill-bred delinquent slippery unconscionable two-faced scheming sly felonious tyrannical shifty unconscientious berserk unemotional wrenching burning caustic stinging cutting compelling scurrilous too great shaming disgracing debauching depraving debasing contumelious petrifying unwelcome inconvenient scary unfortunate disastrous punk disparaging errant exploitative self-seeking contemptuous conscienceless crafty scrofulous scornful disdainful uninviting hair-raising impoverished spine-chilling oppressed poverty-stricken terrorizing resounding inordinate ungovernable racking pounding afflicting very grave exigent climacteric over the top firm stringent uncontrolled rampaging rampant distant unapproachable aloof sullen raving incessive scummy smutty roughshod internecine unchecked unbridled unfettered uncurbed inflamed emphatic bawdy infuriated destroying sombre somber glum blue pornographic energetic peppery flaming concentrated assertive biffo animalistic aggers radical rigid hard-hitting grumpy unsmiling festering smoldering aroused coercive crazy fuming terrorising grody resolute morose scowling sulky suggestive indelicate full of force gale force heated inflammable spirited quarrelsome querulous antipathetic contentious uneasy acrid bristling inimical intolerant lively antisocial embittered acrimonious manic argumentative icy disputatious hot-tempered hot-headed racy splenetic glowering gray grey mean-looking boot-faced crusty grouchy trashy earthy gutter unprintable porny all-powerful adult bang-bang stag scatological raw scatologic porno porn explicit X-rated locker-room near the knuckle near the bone off colour foul-mouthed nudge-nudge challenging arduous demanding nerve-racking high-impact drudgy back-breaking tiresome thorny tortuous tough going testing titanic fatiguing operose uphill ambitious worksome rigorous bothersome depleting uphill battle moiling backbreaking shattering knackering hard-won exacting backbreaker sweaty tedious immense no picnic energy-consuming marathon sapping prohibitive bruising sticky ponderous staggering colossal like getting blood out of a stone grinding wearisome dicey hazardous easier said than done slavish torturesome wearying weighty toilful labored tall upstream laboured wearing crippling high-pressure really hard jarring tiring scabrous toilsome problematic difficile cumbersome problem draining Herculean laborious gargantuan effortful not easy exhausting herculean debilitating painstaking very hard gigantic taxing


A person of lower rank, status, or ability
subordinate junior underling deputy disciple lackey lightweight little guy minion peon understrapper menial squirt upstart second fiddle second string second stringer small potato third string adherent attendant auxiliary follower hanger-on hireling satellite second banana subaltern subject sycophant vassal assistant flunkey servant serf gofer flunky slave adjutant aide henchman second sidekick helper apprentice dogsbody skivvy scrub right-hand woman right-hand man man Friday girl Friday retainer factotum stooge servitor scullion beginner novice trainee mate dependant second in command number two myrmidon camp follower domestic drudge labourer secondary person steward domestic servant daily slavey varlet galley slave wage slave laborer maid of all work hewers of wood and drawers of water partner associate lieutenant collaborator understudy backup adjunct wingman accomplice backer subsidiary aid delegate aider protege accessory proxy helpmate substitute secretary henchwoman temp colleague coadjutor sub depute vice help gopher abetter coadjutant representative ally abettor friend dependent cooperator confederate supporter appointee companion patron poodle helpmeet second-in-command temporary worker hired hand running dog stand-in P.A. fellow worker aide-de-camp fill-in body man right-hand person surrogate relief hired help PA personal assistant cohort pawn instrument tool puppet creature yes-man acolyte gal Friday spaniel toady sucker agent parasite paraprofessional employee crony liege liegeman ambassador flatterer fawner legate succorer envoy valet doormat dupe reliever coworker manservant footman lickspittle minister bootlicker brown-noser suck-up reserve heavy bodyguard minder protagonist crutch adjuvant shadow protector playmate consort pal amigo pupil comrade buddy chum accompaniment adviser confidante direct report yes-person teammate workmate cat's paw attaché successor designate aider and abetter main man hatchet man hatchet woman co-worker supply commissioner spokesperson procurator attorney assignee rep factor commissary supervisee nuncio vicegerent locum representant councillor dogcatcher regent replacement locum tenens councilor patsy fool pushover pigeon victim sap chump assembly member bondsman thrall relative the second in command fall guy easy mark staff member worker child minor conniver conspirator plant co-conspirator ringer coconspirator partner in crime stall insider fellow conspirator shill rellie diplomat vavasour villein helot man emissary official plenipotentiary managee ward charge consul bondman beneficiary esne bondservant peasant tenant executive administrator progeny offspring fosterling office-holder dignitary officeholder liaison premier family member cabinet member prime minister

Antonym of inferior

inferior Idiom, Proverb

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