Inferior vs Coarse - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between inferior and coarse

is that inferior is of lower quality while coarse is composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.

As a noun inferior

is a person of lower stature to another.

inferior

English

Alternative forms

* inferiour (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • of lower quality
  • Anna had always felt inferior to her brother due to poor school grades.
  • * Dryden
  • Whether they are equal or inferior to my other poems, an author is the most improper judge.
  • of lower rank
  • an inferior officer
  • located below
  • # (typography) Printed in subscript.
  • an inferior figure or letter
  • (botany) 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.
  • (botany) On the side of a flower which is next to the bract; anterior.
  • (astronomy) Nearer to the Sun than the Earth is.
  • the inferior''' or interior planets; an '''inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus
  • (astronomy) Below the horizon.
  • the inferior part of a meridian

    Usage notes

    (term) and (superior) are generally followed by (to); (than) is seen sometimes, but is viewed as wrong.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * superior

    Coordinate terms

    *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a person of lower stature to another
  • As you are my inferior , I can tell you to do anything I want.

    Antonyms

    * superior

    Anagrams

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    coarse

    English

    (wikipedia coarse)

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
  • Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;
  • coarse manners
    coarse language

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "coarse" is often applied: language, particle, grain, graining, sand, powder, gravel, grit, salt, gold, thread, hair, cloth, grid, aggregate, texture, grass, fish, angling, fishing.

    Synonyms

    * (of inferior quality ): thick, rough, sharp, hard * (not refined ): rough, rude, uncouth, blunt, unpolished, inelegant, indelicate, vulgar, gritty, obscene, crass

    Antonyms

    * (of inferior quality ): fine

    Derived terms

    * coarsely * coarsen * coarseness

    Anagrams

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