superiority complex

noun
Updated on: 31 Dec 2017

Definition of superiority complex

: an exaggerated opinion of oneself

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First Known Use of superiority complex

1921


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superiority complex

noun

medical Definition of superiority complex

: an excessive striving for or pretense of superiority to compensate for supposed inferiority

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