What does inferiority mean?

Definitions for inferiority

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inferiority.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inferiority, lower status, lower rank(noun)

    the state of being inferior

  2. inferiority, low quality(noun)

    an inferior quality

  3. inferiority, unfavorable position(noun)

    the quality of being a competitive disadvantage


  1. inferiority(Noun)

    The quality or state of being inferior.

  2. inferiority(Noun)

    An inferior quality.

  3. inferiority(Noun)

    The quality of being a competitive disadvantage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inferiority

    the state of being inferior; a lower state or condition; as, inferiority of rank, of talents, of age, of worth

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. infriorit.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inferiority in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inferiority in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Oldham:

    Underneath that, there’s a sense of inferiority and incompleteness.

  2. Romila Thapar:

    These claims can be interpreted as signs of an inferiority complex, The most disturbing thing is that many people accept this without questioning it.

  3. Alfred Adler:

    The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized as the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment ... both of individuals and of humanity.

  4. Donald Trump:

    The owner is a guy named Mort Zuckerman who’s got a total inferiority complex and he’s had [it] for years, he’s jealous as hell because he would have loved to have done it himself.

  5. Mark Twain:

    The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.

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