Definition of inferiority complex noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


inferiority complex

BrE BrE//ɪnˌfɪəriˈɒrəti kɒmpleks//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˌfɪriˈɔːrəti kɑːmpleks//
, NAmE//ɪnˌfɪriˈɑːrəti kɑːmpleks//
Mental and emotional problems
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a feeling that you are not as good, as important or as intelligent as other people She has always had an inferiority complex about her looks. See related entries: Mental and emotional problems
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inferiority complex