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superior

adjective (BETTER)    /suːˈpɪə.ri.ər/ US  /-ˈpɪr.i.ɚ/
C1 better than average or better than other people or things of the same type : This is clearly the work of a superior artist . She was chosen for the job because she was the superior candidate . For babies , breastfeeding is superior to bottle-feeding . The government troops were superior in numbers (= there were more of them). → Compare inferior adjectiveExtremely good C2 disapproving describes someone who believes that they are better than other people and acts in such a way: a superior manner / smile I can't bear Amanda - she's so superior.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoastingFeeling morally superior
(Definition of superior adjective (BETTER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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