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INFERIORITY COMPLEX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inferiority complex mean? 

INFERIORITY COMPLEX (noun)
  The noun INFERIORITY COMPLEX has 1 sense:

1. a sense of personal inferiority arising from conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated

  Familiarity information: INFERIORITY COMPLEX used as a noun is very rare.


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INFERIORITY COMPLEX (noun)


Sense 1inferiority complex [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sense of personal inferiority arising from conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("inferiority complex" is a kind of...):

complex ((psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior)


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