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inferior
used in Pride and Prejudice

8 uses
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exact meaning not specified
Definition
of low quality, or of lower quality or rank than something else — sometimes used as a noun to refer to a person of lower rank or status
  • Could you expect me to rejoice in the inferiority of your connections?
    Chapter 34 (76% in)
  • He really believed, that were it not for the inferiority of her connections, he should be in some danger.
    Chapter 10 (81% in)
  • His sense of her inferiority—of its being a degradation—of the family obstacles which had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit.
    Chapter 34 (23% in)

There are no more uses of "inferior" flagged with this meaning in Pride and Prejudice.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • In anticipating the happiness of Bingley, which of course was to be inferior only to his own, he continued the conversation till they reached the house.
    Chapter 58 (99% in)
  • Her air was not conciliating, nor was her manner of receiving them such as to make her visitors forget their inferior rank.
    Chapter 29 (32% in)
  • Georgiana's reception of them was very civil, but attended with all the embarrassment which, though proceeding from shyness and the fear of doing wrong, would easily give to those who felt themselves inferior the belief of her being proud and reserved.
    Chapter 45 (10% in)
  • They were of course all intending to be surprised; but their astonishment was beyond their expectation; and on the part of Mrs. Bennet and Kitty, though she was perfectly unknown to them, even inferior to what Elizabeth felt.
    Chapter 56 (7% in)
  • While in their cradles, we planned the union: and now, at the moment when the wishes of both sisters would be accomplished in their marriage, to be prevented by a young woman of inferior birth, of no importance in the world, and wholly unallied to the family!
    Chapter 56 (49% in)

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