Definition of superiority complex in English:

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superiority complex


An attitude of superiority which conceals actual feelings of inferiority and failure.
Example sentences
  • Americans have a superiority complex when it comes to information technology, but we're not even close to the Scandinavians when it comes to wireless technology.
  • It tears you up to see the hate in his eyes when he looks at you, so you mask it up with arrogance and a superiority complex.
  • She said that you were cold, and rude, and had a superiority complex the size of the entire county!

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