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Inferiority definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INFERIOR'ITY, n. A lower state of dignity, age, value or quality. We speak of the inferiority of rank, of office, of talents, of age, of worth.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the state of being inferior [syn: inferiority, lower status, lower rank]
2: an inferior quality [syn: inferiority, low quality] [ant: high quality, superiority]
3: the quality of being a competitive disadvantage [syn: inferiority, unfavorable position]

Merriam Webster's

noun see inferior

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. A deep sense of our own great inferiority. --Boyle.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see inferior

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Lower state or condition. 2. Subordination. 3. Mediocrity, poor quality. 4. Deficiency, imperfection, lower quality, lower worth.

Moby Thesaurus

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