What is the opposite of superior?

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Adjective
Opposite for higher in rank
“Billy was a low-ranking private when he first joined the army.”
Adjective
Opposite for better qualified or more skilled
“Mike got the job as Pryce's bodyguard after outclassing the other inferior candidates.”
Adjective
(superior to) Opposite for 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 for of the very best kind
“The ordinary workmanship of the furniture in this budget hotel is evident.”
Adjective
(of objects) Opposite for of the very best kind
“The state of the infrastructure is poor with low-quality telephone lines and little in the way of broadband.”
Adjective
(of people) Opposite for of the very best kind
“This is a competition for those with uncelebrated hidden talents.”
Adjective
Opposite for luxurious or upmarket
“We stayed at a cheap hotel in Paris located by the main train station.”
Adjective
Opposite for disdainful or condescending in nature
“He responded courteously to her in a deferential tone.”
Adjective
Opposite for being victorious in a contest
“George Foreman was defeated against Muhammad Ali during their historic boxing match in Kinshasa.”
Noun
Opposite for a person of higher rank
“A junior in your department will need to get up to speed quickly to become productive.”
Noun
Opposite for a victor in a contest
“Marin was the defeated in his tennis match against Roger at the Australian Open.”
Adjective
Opposite for larger in size
“The smaller room costs less than the superior room.”
Adjective
Opposite for located above
“The lower part of the image is clear.”
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