superiority

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noun su·pe·ri·or·i·ty \su̇-ˌpir-ē-ˈȯr-ə-tē, ˌsü-, -ˈär-\

Definition of superiority

plural

superiorities

  1. :  the quality or state of being superior; also :  a superior characteristic

Examples of superiority in a Sentence

  1. His success has given him a false sense of superiority.

  2. the superiority of some of the customers at the exclusive beauty salon is enough to curl your hair

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First Known Use of superiority

15th century



SUPERIORITY Defined for English Language Learners

superiority

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Definition of superiority for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being high or higher in quality

  • : the belief that you are better than other people

  • : the quality or state of being larger, stronger, etc., than others


SUPERIORITY Defined for Kids

superiority

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noun su·pe·ri·or·i·ty \su̇-ˌpir-ē-ˈȯr-ə-tē\

Definition of superiority for Students

  1. :  the state or fact of being better, more important, or higher in rank than others



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