Is there a triplet of adjectives to describe "having lesser rank, having equal rank, having greater rank"? For example, is there a word for something that is neither inferior, nor superior?

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Peer (noun)is used to express the concept of equal rank:

  • A person who has equal standing with another or others, as in rank, class, or age: children who are easily influenced by their peers.


Coequal (adjective):

  • Equal with one another; having the same rank or importance. ‘coequal partners


  • That's great, but I'm looking for an adjective.
    – Neil G
    Nov 5, 2016 at 22:13
  • Wow! That's amazing. Can I ask how you found it?
    – Neil G
    Nov 5, 2016 at 22:19

The word commensurate should satisfy your requirement of same rank (something that is neither inferior, nor superior).


commensurate adjective

: equal or similar to something in size, amount, or degree

Her new position came with a commensurate level of responsibility.

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