superiority complex

noun

Definition of superiority complex

  1. :  an exaggerated opinion of oneself

First Known Use of superiority complex

1921


Medical Dictionary

superiority complex

noun

Medical Definition of superiority complex

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


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