What is the opposite of superior?

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Adjective
Opposite of higher in rank
“Billy was a low-ranking private when he first joined the army.”
Adjective
Opposite of better qualified or more skilled
“Mike got the job as Pryce's bodyguard after outclassing the other inferior candidates.”
Adjective
(superior to) Opposite of higher in quality
“The food at the cheap takeout is inferior to the restaurant nearby because they use processed and unnatural ingredients.”
Adjective
(of objects) Opposite of the best of its kind or class
“The ordinary workmanship of the furniture in this budget hotel is evident.”
Adjective
(of people) Opposite of the best of its kind or class
“This is a competition for those with uncelebrated hidden talents.”
Adjective
Opposite of luxurious or upmarket
“We stayed at a cheap hotel in Paris located by the main train station.”
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Opposite of disdainful or condescending in nature
“He responded courteously to her in a deferential tone.”
Adjective
Opposite of being victorious in a contest
“George Foreman was defeated against Muhammad Ali during their historic boxing match in Kinshasa.”
Adjective
Opposite of larger in size
“The smaller room costs less than the superior room.”
Adjective
Opposite of located above
“The lower part of the image is clear.”
Adjective
(of objects) Opposite of the best of its kind or class
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“The state of the infrastructure is poor with low-quality telephone lines and little in the way of broadband.”
Adjective
Opposite of very good in standard or quality
Adjective
Opposite of striking in extent, seriousness, or importance
Adjective
Opposite of smugly superior or dismissive of perceived inferiors
Adjective
Opposite of possessing supreme or ultimate power
Adjective
Opposite of making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically
Adjective
Opposite of piously self-assured and smugly moralistic
Adjective
Opposite of showing contempt or lack of respect
Adjective
Opposite of very fine in quality or luxurious
Adjective
Opposite of denotes the effectiveness or dominance of a particular action
“Leaders who do not look after the interests of their followers are not only unethical but ineffective.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing favoritism or favorable treatment
Adjective
Opposite of deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
“This story is sordid and shameful, and everyone who was involved in producing it should be ashamed of themselves.”
Noun
Opposite of a person of higher rank
“A junior in your department will need to get up to speed quickly to become productive.”
Noun
Opposite of a victor in a contest
“Marin was the defeated in his tennis match against Roger at the Australian Open.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who has the support of his peers to lead or direct
“Jack's follower had become non-compliant in the days leading up to his traitorous act.”
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