Definition of superiority in English:


Syllabification: su·pe·ri·or·i·ty
Pronunciation: /səˌpirēˈôrədē


1The state of being superior: an attempt to establish superiority over others the allies have achieved air superiority
More example sentences
  • I believe a free society can be achieved only by convincing our fellow men of its superiority over possible alternatives.
  • Both detectives soon come to blows over how to handle the case, each totally convinced of their superiority over the other until the killer strikes again, and again.
  • As the privileged core of colonial English education, they were used to bolster ideas of English superiority over the culture and literature of the ‘natives’.
1.1A supercilious manner or attitude: he attacked the media’s smug superiority
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  • The main weakness of the tradition is an attitude of campy superiority, one that can quickly become self-congratulatory.
  • True, his whole attitude is one of superiority, but it is more playful in nature.
  • Culturalism smacks of attitudes of superiority and cultural elitism - my culture is better than yours.

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