Inferior vs Heinous - What's the difference?

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Inferior is a related term of heinous.


As adjectives the difference between inferior and heinous

is that inferior is of lower quality while heinous is totally reprehensible.

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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    heinous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Totally reprehensible.
  • I hope they catch the person responsible for that heinous crime.
    The perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to justice.
    The government denounced the attack as the most heinous of the last decade.
    Political Leaders from around the world have condemned these heinous acts.
    In our public services sorry seems to be the most heinous word.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "heinous" is often applied: crime, act, sin, murder, offence.

    Synonyms

    * (totally reprehensible) abominable, horrible, odious