inferiority inferiority  /ˌɪn fɪ ri ˈɔ rɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being inferior
  2. (n) an inferior quality
  3. (n) the quality of being a competitive disadvantage

Usage(s):

  1. These programs stamp minorities with a badge of inferiority and may cause them to develop dependencies or to adopt an attitude that they are entitled to preferences.
  2. Katz concluded that his subjects were thoroughly aware of the judgment of intellectual inferiority held by many white Americans.
  3. The ad industry has already run into trouble with the Federal Trade Commission for doctoring Brand X to ensure foolproof inferiority.

News

  • Altered brain structure in pathological narcissism

    A far-reaching disorder of the self-esteem is denoted as a narcissistic personality disorder. Persons with pathological narcissism on the one hand suffer from feelings of inferiority, while on the other hand projecting themselves to the world as arrogant, disparaging and self-absorbed. One of the key features of a narcissistic personality disorder is the lack of empathy. Although patients ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "We fear that Obama will feel that, because he is black with an inferiority complex, this will make him behave worse than the whites," Gaddafi told a rally at a former US military base on the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli.
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Moammar Gadhafi Source: Reuters

  2. "I don't know that anyone in this conference has an inferiority complex," Tressel said. "If you watch ball games, our guys will play toe to toe with anyone. If you watch the NFL draft, they'll get selected at the regularity of almost every...
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: Jim Tressel Source: The Detroit News

  3. "There's no question that some parts of upstate New York, and Buffalo is included in that, has had an inferiority complex for a while," Golisano said. "And to have this team emerge like it has, has been very, very good for the psyche of the...
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Tom Golisano Source: SI.com

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