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.
Flamands certainly they were, and both had the true Flamand physiognomy, where intellectual inferiority is marked in lines none can mistake; still they were men, and, in the main, honest men; and I could not see why their being aboriginals of the flat, dull soil should serve as a pretext for treating them with perpetual severity and contempt.
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.
Singly they betrayed their inferiority; but grouped together they represented "New York," and the habit of masculine solidarity made him accept their doctrine on all the issues called moral.
Such of the students as had been to a university kept a good deal together: they used a variety of means natural to the young in order to impress upon the less fortunate a proper sense of their inferiority; the rest of the students found their Olympian serenity rather hard to bear.
Speaking to the press on the sidelines of the KMPDU annual delegates conference in Mombasa, Oluga accused governors of having an inferiority complex and being ignorant to health matters.
However, he said that government has announced to build airport and power project with the estimated cost of Rs1 billion dollar, but such sort of projects are only in papers, which is sheer injustice with Balochistan owing to which inferiority has been increased amongst the people of Balochistan.
'Today some of the media persons cannot speak proper Urdu as they have less limited vocabulary of words and it is the responsibility of media houses to improve their speaking skills and make the viewers rid from inferiority complex of not speaking Urdu in proper way,' he added.
Many moons ago, my son and I had an interesting evening, when we talked about two concerns at school: coping with inferiority complex and lack of self-confidence.
ABOUT a million years ago, when I first qualified as a secondary school teacher, we were taught to look out for any problems the children might have - for example, dyslexia and a whole host of complexes such as an inferiority complex.
PAUL ELLIOTT insists Celtic never suffered an inferiority complex despite facing a star-studded Rangers side in the 1990s.