inferiority complex

noun

Definition of inferiority complex

  1. 1 :  an acute sense of personal inferiority often resulting either in timidity or through overcompensation in exaggerated aggressiveness

  2. 2 :  a collective sense of cultural, regional, or national inferiority

Examples of inferiority complex in a Sentence

  1. His shyness is the result of an inferiority complex.

1922

First Known Use of inferiority complex

1922


INFERIORITY COMPLEX Defined for English Language Learners

inferiority complex

noun

Definition of inferiority complex for English Language Learners

  • : a belief that you are less worthy or important than other people


Medical Dictionary

inferiority complex

noun

Medical Definition of inferiority complex

  1. :  an acute sense of personal inferiority resulting either in timidity or through overcompensation in exaggerated aggressiveness


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