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inferior

 [in-fēr´e-or]
situated below, or directed downward; in anatomy, used in reference to the lower surface of a structure, or to the lower of two (or more) similar structures.

in·fer·i·or

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr), In Latin phrases, this form of the adjective is used with masculine nouns (angulus inferior, plural anguli inferiores) and feminine nouns (pars inferior, plural partes inferiores). With neuter nouns the form inferius is used (ganglion inferius, plural ganglia inferiora).
1. Situated below or directed downward.
2. In human anatomy, situated nearer the soles of the feet in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of superior.
3. Less useful or of poorer quality.
Synonym(s): Lower
[L. lower]

inferior

/in·fe·ri·or/ (-fēr´e-er) situated below, or directed downward; in anatomy, used in reference to the lower surface of a structure, or to the lower of two (or more) similar structures.

inferior

(ĭn-fîr′ē-ər)
adj.
1. Low or lower in order, degree, or value.
2. Situated below or directed downward.
3. In human anatomy, situated nearer the soles of the feet in relation to a specific reference point.

in·fe′ri·or′i·ty (-ôr′ĭ-tē) n.

inferior

[infir′ē·ər]
Etymology: L, inferus, lower
1 situated below a given point of reference, as the feet are inferior to the legs.
2 of poorer quality or value. Compare superior.

in·fer·i·or

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr)
1. Situated below or directed downward.
2. anatomy Situated nearer the soles of the feet in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of superior.
3. Less useful or of poorer quality.
[L. lower]

inferior

Situated below. An anatomical term referring to relationships in the upright body. The heart is inferior to the head, but no value judgement is implied. From the Latin inferus, below.

inferior

situated nearer plantar skin, in relation to reference structure

in·fer·i·or

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr)
1. Situated below or directed downward.
2. anatomy situated nearer the soles of the feet in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of superior.
3. Less useful or of poorer quality.
[L. lower]

inferior,

n a part of the body located below another; the opposite of
superior. E.g., the legs are inferior to the hands when facing the body.

inferior

situated below, or directed downward; the lower surface of a structure, or the lower of two (or more) similar structures. In bipeds, it is usually synonymous with caudal, in quadrupeds with ventral.

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Amid the cautions that they keep good company, for example, a number of authors specifically advised them to choose companions from among social equals rather than superiors or inferiors.
The most elaborate counsels are found in works that addressed the middling sort; and most of the elaborations asked the middling sort to be a little more gentle with inferiors than had been required in the past.
Both works for the elite and works for the middle class continued to give the old warning against choosing inferiors as companions, for example, and especially associating familiarly with servants.
Hannah Foster suggested that one owed attention to inferiors just as one did to equals and superiors.
Both the elite and the middling sort were encouraged to show inferiors an affable and benevolent demeanor.
Revolutionary-era conduct writers neglected to give any particular advice on body carriage and gestures before inferiors, and only made a few suggestions, to middle-class readers, on facial expressions.
Like Forni, he also notes that Boccaccio does not invariably present authority figures as blameless; indeed, even in this early work, Boccaccio sets social inferiors to giving lessons in nobility of soul to their betters (48).
Of interest too is the fact that, by choosing lovers of inferior social status, the daughters and wives of the tales invert the abstract social rules that define males as their masters and superiors.
Until the 1930s, whole groups or classes were outspokenly deemed unacceptable as people to associate with, and some etiquette books still contained separate sections on 'good behaviour' toward social superiors and inferiors.
It gives your inferiors just but troublesome and improper claims of equality.
Whereas people of inferior status were once avoided, today behaviour that betrays feelings of superiority and inferiority is avoided: avoidance behaviour has been internalized, tensions between people have become tensions within people.