1
[ noun ] an inferior quality

Synonyms

low_quality

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The feeling of individual inferiority , defeat , or humilation growing out of various social situations or individual deficiencies or failures is compensated for by communion in worship or prayer with a friendly , but all-victorious Father-God , as_well as by sympathetic fellowship with others who share this faith , and by opportunities in religious acts for giving_vent to emotions and energies .

2
[ noun ] the state of being inferior

Used in print

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

The capacity of intellectuals and members of the new professional classes to contribute creatively to national development is likely to be destroyed by a constraining sense of inferiority toward both their own political class and their colleagues and professional counterparts in the West .

3
[ noun ] the quality of being a competitive disadvantage

Related terms

disadvantage

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