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. Lord Chesterfield:

    Most people enjoy the inferiority of their friends.

  2. Alfred Adler:

    We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.

  3. John Oldham:

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

  4. Alfred Adler:

    Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.

  5. Cesare Pavese:

    All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.

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