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Definitions for superiority
səˌpɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-, sʊ-su·pe·ri·or·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. superiority, high quality(noun)

    the quality of being superior

  2. superiority, favorable position, favourable position(noun)

    the quality of being at a competitive advantage

  3. superiority(noun)

    displaying a sense of being better than others

    "he hated the white man's superiority and condescension"

  4. transcendence, transcendency, superiority(noun)

    the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits


  1. superiority(Noun)

    the state of being superior

    Many colleges want to achieve football superiority.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Superiority(noun)

    the quality, state, or condition of being superior; as, superiority of rank; superiority in merit


  1. Superiority

    "Superiority" is a science fiction short story by Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 1951. It depicts an arms race, and shows how the side which is more technologically advanced can be defeated, despite its apparent superiority, because of its own organizational flaws and its willingness to discard old technology without having fully perfected the new. The story was at one point required reading for an industrial design course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Editors Contribution

  1. superiority

    an imperative command taken to be true

    "You SHOULD feel "abc" instead of "xyz!"

    Submitted by anonymous on May 7, 2014  

How to pronounce superiority?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of superiority in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of superiority in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of superiority in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Disraeli:

    The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.

  2. Pope Francis:

    It is not easy to be humble servants if you see the role of a cardinal as a position of power or superiority.

  3. Vanna Bonta:

    I would rather have an inferiority complex and be pleasantly surprised than have a superiority complex and be rudely awakened.

  4. Alexandre Carpenter:

    There are foreigners who come here with an attitude of superiority. In other words, 'We're going to show the Cubans.' In general, those are the ones who fail spectacularly.

  5. Wendell Willkie:

    No man has a right in America to treat any other man tolerantly, for tolerance is the assumption of superiority.

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