inferiority complex


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inferiority complex

n.
A persistent sense of inadequacy or a tendency to self-diminishment, sometimes resulting in excessive aggressiveness through overcompensation.

inferiority complex

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry a disorder arising from the conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated, characterized by aggressiveness or withdrawal into oneself

inferior′ity com`plex


n.
1. an intense feeling of inferiority, producing a personality characterized either by extreme reticence or, as a result of overcompensation, by extreme aggressiveness.
2. lack of self-esteem or self-confidence.
[1920–25]

inferiority complex

Unconscious feelings of insignificance and insecurity hidden by excessively aggressive or other compensatory behavior.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inferiority complex - a sense of personal inferiority arising from conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated
complex - (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
Translations
kisebbrendûségi érzés

inferiority complex

inferiority complex

ncomplesso di inferiorità

in·fer·i·or·i·ty com·plex

n. complejo de inferioridad.
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