Inferiority

  • 1 Inferiority — In*fe ri*or i*ty, [Cf. F. inf[ e]riorit[ e].] The state of being inferior; a lower state or condition; as, inferiority of rank, of talents, of age, of worth. [1913 Webster] A deep sense of our own great inferiority. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 inferiority — 1590s, probably from M.L. *inferioritas; see INFERIOR (Cf. inferior) + ITY (Cf. ity). Inferiority complex first attested 1922. The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority. [John C. Calhoun] …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 inferiority — index disadvantage, flaw, handicap, mediocrity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Inferiority — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inferiority >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inferiority inferiority minority subordinacy Sgm: N 1 shortcoming shortcoming deficiency Sgm: N 1 minimum minimum Sgm: N 1 smallness smallness &c. 32 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 5 inferiority — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ moral, racial, social ▪ the myth of racial inferiority ▪ intellectual INFERIORITY + NOUN ▪ complex …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 6 inferiority — n. 1) a feeling of inferiority 2) inferiority to * * * [ɪnˌfɪ(ə)rɪ ɒrɪtɪ] a feeling of inferiority inferiority to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 inferiority — in|fe|ri|or|i|ty [ınˌfıəriˈɔrıti US ˌfıriˈo:r ] n [U] when someone or something is not good or not as good as someone or something else ≠ ↑superiority ▪ moral inferiority sense/feeling of inferiority ▪ He had a deep rooted feeling of inferiority …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 inferiority — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Quality of being lesser Nouns 1. inferiority, minority, subordinacy; inadequacy, deficiency (see insufficiency); minimum; smallness; imperfection; poorness, meanness; subservience. See inequality,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 inferiority — n. the state of being inferior. Phrases and idioms: inferiority complex an unrealistic feeling of general inadequacy caused by actual or supposed inferiority in one sphere, sometimes marked by aggressive behaviour in compensation …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 inferiority — inferior ► ADJECTIVE 1) lower in rank, status, or quality. 2) of low standard or quality. 3) chiefly Anatomy low or lower in position. 4) (of a letter or symbol) written or printed below the line. ► NOUN ▪ a person lower than another in rank,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 inferiority — noun see inferior …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 inferiority — See inferior. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 inferiority — noun a) The quality or state of being inferior. b) An inferior quality. Ant: superiority …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 inferiority — The condition or state of being or feeling inadequate or inferior, especially relative to one s peers or to others similarly situated. * * * in·fe·ri·or·i·ty (.)in .fir ē ȯr ət ē, är n, pl ties a condition or state of being or having a sense of… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 15 inferiority — Synonyms and related words: aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, abnormality, abnormity, amorphism, anomalism, anomalousness, anomaly, arrear, arrearage, arrears, badness, baseness, coarseness, commonness, damnability, decline, defalcation, default …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 inferiority — in|fe|ri|or|i|ty [ ın,fıri ɔrəti ] noun uncount the fact that someone or something is not as good, important, intelligent, etc. as someone or something else …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 inferiority — n. state of being lower in rank or position; condition of being lesser in importance or valuein·fe·ri·or·i·ty || ɪn‚fɪrɪ É”rÉ™tɪ / fɪərɪ É’r …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 inferiority — n. 1. Lower state or condition. 2. Subordination. 3. Mediocrity, poor quality. 4. Deficiency, imperfection, lower quality, lower worth …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 inferiority — n 1. subordination, secondary or junior status or standing, second fiddle; lowliness, subservience, subserviency; pettiness, paltriness, unimportance, insignificance. 2. lowness, meanness, baseness, rankness, shoddiness, sleaziness, cheapness,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 inferiority — in·fe·ri·or·i·ty …

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