Simple Definition of inferiority complex
: a belief that you are less worthy or important than other people
Full Definition of inferiority complex
1 : an acute sense of personal inferiority often resulting either in timidity or through overcompensation in exaggerated aggressiveness
2 : a collective sense of cultural, regional, or national inferiority
Examples of inferiority complex in a sentence
His shyness is the result of an inferiority complex.
First Known Use of inferiority complex
Medical Definition of inferiority complex
: an acute sense of personal inferiority resulting either in timidity or through overcompensation in exaggerated aggressiveness
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