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an exaggerated feeling of one’s own superiority.
superiority complex
(informal) an inflated estimate of one’s own merit, usually manifested in arrogance

superiority complex su·pe·ri·or·i·ty complex (sōō-pēr’ē-ôr’ĭ-tē)

An exaggerated feeling of being superior to others.

A psychological defense mechanism in which a person’s feelings of superiority counter or conceal his or her feelings of inferiority.


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