inferiority


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inferiority

[in‚fir·ē′är·əd·ē]
(medicine)
An organic or psychic state or condition of being inferior or less adequate.
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Moreover, when by sudden immigration or by unusually rapid development, many species of a new group have taken possession of a new area, they will have exterminated in a correspondingly rapid manner many of the old inhabitants; and the forms which thus yield their places will commonly be allied, for they will partake of some inferiority in common.
The forms which are beaten and which yield their places to the new and victorious forms, will generally be allied in groups, from inheriting some inferiority in common; and therefore as new and improved groups spread throughout the world, old groups will disappear from the world; and the succession of forms in both ways will everywhere tend to correspond.
monsieur," replied Cropole, ashamed of the sudden inferiority which the unknown reflected upon him by this noble and disinterested confidence, as well as by the unalterable patience opposed to so many suspicions and evasions.
PAUL ELLIOTT insists Celtic never suffered an inferiority complex despite facing a star-studded Rangers side in the 1990s.
Diler is one of the very few journalists who frequently joins President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an's travels abroad with Erdoy-an's newly acquired super-luxurious plane, which is most probably a sad result of an Islamist inferiority complex over the US and its Air Force One.
This is imperative because of the inferiority complex Cypriots have towards mainland Greeks, a complex that is a major reason for the contraction of our economy.
Therefore, we proposed the following hypothesis: Hypothesis 3: The influence of coping style on perceived self-efficacy in managing inferiority will be produced through a moderating effect of gender.
But maybe the real story here is not so much that physicians' ideas affected their modes of treatment but that preexisting ideas about the inferiority of slaves and women affected the development of scientific literature.
BRENDAN RODGERS has told England's players that they must ditch their inferiority complex to succeed at the World Cup.
The results were dramatic: when they felt smaller, the participants reported increased feelings of inferiority, weakness, and incompetence.
INFERIORITY/SUPERIORITY COMPLEX Inferiority complex A neurotic state of mind that develops because of repeated hurt and failures.
Fazal added that Pakistan is a self-sufficient and independent state and we should not indulge in inferiority complex, adding that we will have to overcome these weaknesses and the royal road to get rid of these, is to take all the stakeholders along.