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inferiority complex

noun [C usually sing]  /ɪnˌfɪər·iˈɔr·ɪ·t̬i ˌkɑm·pleks, -ˈɑr-/ us  
a feeling that you are less important, intelligent, or skillful than other people.
Translations of “inferiority complex”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自卑情結,自卑感…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自卑情结,自卑感…
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