Superior vs Supremacy - What's the difference?

superior | supremacy |

As nouns the difference between superior and supremacy

is that superior is a person of higher rank or quality while supremacy is the quality of being supreme.

As an adjective superior

is higher in quality.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Alternative forms

* superiour (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • Higher in quality.
  • Higher in rank.
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  • More comprehensive, as a term in classification.
  • A genus is superior to a species.
  • Located above.
  • the superior''' jaw; the '''superior part of an image
  • # (botany) Above the ovary; said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.
  • # (botany) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.
  • # (botany) Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; said of the radicle.
  • # (typography) Printed in superscript.
  • a superior figure or letter
  • Greater or better than average; extraordinary.
  • Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; with to .
  • * Spectator
  • There is not in earth a spectacle more worthy than a great man superior to his sufferings.

    Usage notes

    * Superior and inferior are generally followed by to; than is sometimes used mistakenly.


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    Coordinate terms


    Derived terms

    * superiorness


    (en noun)
  • A person of higher rank or quality.
  • The senior person in a monastic community.
  • supremacy



  • The quality of being supreme.
  • Power over all others.
  • When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.