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READING  レツ、おと-る
MEANING  inferiority
JLPT level N1 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
おとる
to fall behind, to be inferior to
れっとうかん
inferiority complex
れっせい
numerical inferiority
おとらず
with the best of them, as the next fellow
れっとう
inferiority, low grade
 
Example sentences
劣る
あのダークホースは予備選挙の前は、劣勢でした。
The dark horse candidate was losing in the polls before the primary.
劣等感
劣等感ーそれは正確にはどういうことか。
Inferiority complex-what exactly does that mean?
劣らず
彼は、前の政府に劣らず圧制的な現政府に公然と反抗している。
He defies the present government which is no less oppressive than its predecessor.
 
彼女は彼女の妹に負けず劣らずかわいらしい。
She is just as charming as her sister.
 
父も母に劣らず私をかわいがってくれた。
My father loved me no less deeply than my mother.
 
Lookalikes
 
ショウ、すく-ない、すこ-し 
few
 
サ 
sand
 
サ、シャ、すな 
sand
 
ミョウ 
exquisite
 
セイ、ショウ、かえり-みる、はぶ-く 
government ministry
 
ホ、ブ、(フ)、ある-く、あゆ-む 
walk
 
ショウ 
extract
 
ビョウ 
second (part of time)