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Meaning of “inferiority complex” in the English Dictionary

"inferiority complex" in British English

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inferiority complexnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​feeling that you are not as good, as ​intelligent, as ​attractive, etc. as other ​people: He's always had an ​inferioritycomplex about his ​height.
(Definition of inferiority complex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inferiority complexnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ɪnˌfɪər·iˈɔr·ɪ·t̬i ˌkɑm·pleks, -ˈɑr-/
a ​feeling that you are less ​important, ​intelligent, or ​skillful than other ​people.
(Definition of inferiority complex from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inferiority complex”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自卑情结,自卑感…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自卑情結,自卑感…
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