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
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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