Definition of superiority in English:

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Pronunciation: /suːˌpɪərɪˈɒrɪti/


[mass noun]
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’.
supremacy, advantage, lead, dominance, primacy, ascendancy, leadership, precedence, edge, whip hand, better quality;
excellence, eminence, distinction, greatness
2A 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.

Words that rhyme with superiority

authority, inferiority, juniority, majority, minority, priority, seniority, sonority, sorority

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