superiority complex


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superiority complex

n.
1. An exaggerated feeling of being superior to others.
2. A psychological defense mechanism in which feelings of superiority counter or conceal feelings of inferiority.

superiority complex

n
informal an inflated estimate of one's own merit, usually manifested in arrogance

superior′ity com`plex


n.
an exaggerated feeling of one's own superiority.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superiority complex - an exaggerated estimate of your own value and importance
egotism, swelled head, self-importance - an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
Translations

superiority complex

n (fam) → complesso di superiorità

su·pe·ri·or·i·ty com·plex

n. complejo de superioridad.
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The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government could not ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) because it had a superiority complex, says a former minister.
The superiority complex over the Chinese has its origins in the Spanish colonial era, when Chinese immigrants were treated by the Spanish colonial rulers as lower in racial rank to the natives.
Upon reaching maturity they tend to magnificence and an awe-inspiring plenitude of knowledge, which causes one to surrender one's superiority complex along with one's umbrella." So wrote one Tyneside journalist about the new 'Gateshead Municipal Museum' which opened that year.
Opening up about Nick's superiority complex, Ben said: "On the street he likes to think he towers above people a bit, he has a superiority complex, he would never work in the garage for example.
They do not care about security and stability and present their views through arrogant slogans, driven by a superiority complex."
He was of the view that India should shed over his superiority complex in the region and behave on the principles of equality and justice.
He was of the view that India should shed over its superiority complex in the region and behave on the principles of equality and justice.
However, as he prepared for his first dugout duel with his old Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, he insists that can't be allowed to become a superiority complex for his squad.
I'm troubled indeed by the utterance which appears misguided because it does not mask arrogance, superiority complex, pride and phobia for minority groups.
Summary: Washington D.C [USA], Apr 15 (ANI): A new study indicates what you probably knew already: People with a superiority complex are especially prone to overestimating what they actually know.
Jumma Khan Sufi, the author of bestseller Fareb-e-Na-Tamam and a former Pashtun nationalist leader who has witnessed and documented the role of the Afghan government in fomenting terror in Pakistan in the 1970s, rejected the approach of viewing Afghan refugees as asset or liability.He said that most of the anti-Pakistan government officials of Afghanistan have lived here as refugees and they can never respect the sovereignty and reality of Pakistan due to the superiority complex embedded in the historic national narrative of Afghans.