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It's always at the back of my mind that acting might come to an end for me when Harry Potter finishes. I don't know if I'm good enough to have a long career. I've got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low in that sense.
Rupert Grint

Meaning of "inferiority complex" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INFERIORITY COMPLEX

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INFERIORITY COMPLEX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Inferiority complex is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INFERIORITY COMPLEX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Inferiority complex

An inferiority complex is a lack of self-worth, a doubt and uncertainty, and feelings of not measuring up to society's standards. It is often subconscious, and is thought to drive afflicted individuals to overcompensate, resulting either in spectacular achievement or extreme asocial behavior. The term was coined to indicate a lack of covert self-esteem. For many, it is developed through a combination of genetic personality characteristics and personal experiences...

Definition of inferiority complex in the English dictionary

The definition of inferiority complex in the dictionary is a disorder arising from the conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated, characterized by aggressiveness or withdrawal into oneself.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INFERIORITY COMPLEX

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WORDS THAT END LIKE INFERIORITY COMPLEX

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Oedipus complex
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superiority complex
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Synonyms and antonyms of inferiority complex in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «inferiority complex» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INFERIORITY COMPLEX

Find out the translation of inferiority complex to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of inferiority complex from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «inferiority complex» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自卑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

complejo de inferioridad
570 millions of speakers

English

inferiority complex
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हीन भावना
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

عقدة النقص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

комплекс неполноценности
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

complexo de inferioridade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হীনমন্যতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

complexe d´infériorité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

rasa rendah diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Minderwertigkeitskomplex
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

劣等感
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

열등감
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Komplek inferioritas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mặc cảm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாழ்வு மனப்பான்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

न्यूनगंड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aşağılık kompleksi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

complesso di inferiorità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kompleks niższości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

комплекс неповноцінності
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

complex de inferioritate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κόμπλεξ κατωτερότητας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

minderwaardigheid kompleks
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mindervärdeskomplex
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mindreverdighetskompleks
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INFERIORITY COMPLEX»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INFERIORITY COMPLEX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about inferiority complex

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9 QUOTES WITH «INFERIORITY COMPLEX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word inferiority complex.
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Helena Bonham Carter
When I was young I had so many inferiority complexes. I had an inferiority complex because I didn't go to university. I had an inferiority complex because I didn't train. Then it gets tiring. And you do get bored of it.
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Barry Gibb
I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time.
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Rupert Grint
It's always at the back of my mind that acting might come to an end for me when Harry Potter finishes. I don't know if I'm good enough to have a long career. I've got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low in that sense.
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Alan Kay
Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
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John B. Keane
A Kerry footballer with an inferiority complex is one who thinks he's just as good as everybody else.
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Jessie Matthews
When I first began, the technicians, camera and makeup men made me feel so self-conscious that I began to have the biggest inferiority complex about my looks.
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George J. Mitchell
So I developed very early a massive inferiority complex, and I've told the story often about how that inspired me later in life to get involved in other things, because I couldn't out-do my brothers in sports, and it's a very competitive relationship.
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Suriya
I had this inferiority complex as a child, as I was not good at speaking. I was also not good in studies or sports and would often flunk in four-five subjects.
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Yulia Tymoshenko
I know the Russian political elite has got used to the Ukraine suffering from an inferiority complex, but I want this to disappear from our relationship.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INFERIORITY COMPLEX»

Discover the use of inferiority complex in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to inferiority complex and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Adolf Hitler: A Psychological Interpretation of His Views on ...
Inherent in the inferiority complex is the superiority complex. Adler declared that " the word complex as attached to inferiority (feeling) and superiority merely represents an exaggerated condition of the sense of inferiority and the striving for  ...
Sherree Owens Zalampas, 1990
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INFERIORITY COMPLEX
Lanre Ajiboye (Lance Spearman). individuals in terms of the developmental level they have reached i.e. their developmental age. Individuals of the same chronological age may differ widely in developmental age. There is good ground for ...
Lanre Ajiboye (Lance Spearman), 2014
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Alfred Adler's Basic Concepts and Implications
When the inferiority feelings reach such an intense degree, Adler wrote, Every neurotic has an inferiority complex. No neurotic is distinguished from other neurotics by the fact that he has an Inferiority complex and the others have none.
Robert W. Lundin, 1989
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Key Ideas in Psychology
People adopting this approach to life are said to suffer from an inferiority complex . Instead of striving for superiority they have a lust for power. This can manifest itself in bullying behaviour, including domestic violence, as the individual who ...
Matt Jarvis, Julia Russell, 2002
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A Heritage of Inferiority: Public Criticism and the American ...
Journalist W. J. Cash's "Savage Ideal," historian Sheldon Hackney's "siege-mentality," literary critic Fred Hobson's "rage to explain," and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Drum Major Instinct," all describe the same regional disorder: a deep ...
Angela Christine Maxwell, 2008
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Faith Deflators!
Numbers: 13: 31, 33 The next Faith deflator that I want us to consider is Inferiority Complex. Inferiority Complex is a negatively powerful tool in the devil's hands to destroy your worth, and also deflate your Faith. It makes you to short - circuit God  ...
Vincent N. Paul, 2008
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A Primer of Adlerian Psychology: The ...
Inferiority Complex An inferiority complex is a behavioral presentation of a subjective feeling of inferiority. I may choose to let the world know that I am inferior, and then I am displaying an inferiority complex. For the most part, the Diagnostic and ...
Harold H. Mosak, Michael Maniacci, 1999
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Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority ...
'' After all, Barack Obama has reached the Promised Land. Yet, as Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too much of black America is still wandering in the wilderness.
Tom Burrell, 2010
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Neurosis and Modernity: The Age of Nervousness in Sweden
References to an 'inferiority complex' became commonplace. Nerve doctor Torsten Lindner, for example, quoted a letter from his patient, a young primary school teacher, who prior to his visit to Lindner thought he was suffering from an ...
Petteri Pietikäinen, 2007
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Frantz Fanon and the Psychology of Oppression
In contrast to the dependency complex of the colonized, the inferiority complex is said to characterize the European personality and collective unconscious. In fact, the struggle with a feeling of inferiority is assumed to be the primary stimulus for ...
Hussein Abdilahi Bulhan, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INFERIORITY COMPLEX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term inferiority complex is used in the context of the following news items.
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Steven Universe Episode Recap 'Friend Ship': We Are The Lumpy …
Pearl admits the heartbreaking inferiority complex that we all knew she had, but that still hurts to hear her confess: “No matter how hard I try to ... «iDigitalTimes.com, Jul 15»
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This Anime Isn't Really About Picking Up Girls In a Dungeon
Bell's inferiority complex is the central facet of his character. It is also the source of his power—quite literally in this case. Bell's first skill allows ... «Kotaku, Jul 15»
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Forget Pete Rose, Todd Frazier is now Cincinnati Reds' favorite son …
What you need to understand, to put this into context, is that Cincinnati has a bit of an inferiority complex. The whole city desperately wanted to ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
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How 'Ant-Man' Believably Pulled Off the 'Incredible Shrin … - Indiewire
... in the context of 'The Avengers,' an inferiority complex because he's this tiny hero fighting alongside the Hulk and Thor," Reed explained. «Indie Wire, Jul 15»
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TV networks watch as a stream of honorees from Netflix and …
Emmy may be giving the broadcast networks an inferiority complex. CBS, NBC and Fox were shut out of the drama category for four straight ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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Portland is a treat for all your senses | The Charlotte Observer The …
Sure it's a smaller West Coast destination, but Portland, Ore., doesn't suffer from an inferiority complex. Forget about walkable: This city is ... «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
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More Wonky Reports About RI Economy | Rhode Island Public Radio
They also segue into our small state's big inferiority complex. Why should we pay attention to such rankings that compare us to states that have ... «Rhode Island Public Radio, Jul 15»
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The Case of Ecuador: Where Sovereignty is Serious Business
... and irritating, evidence of an alleged inferiority complex and paranoia on the part of intellectuals and rulers of “backward” countries. But the ... «CounterPunch, Jul 15»
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Madisons Are An Austin Band With A Houston Vibe | Houston Press
Houston doesn't have an inferiority complex when it comes to music, as some would have you think, and you recognize that. It's a two-edged ... «Houston Press, Jul 15»
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All faith preach cleanliness, they why not make Swachh Bharat - The …
“Cleanliness not only from outside, of roads and houses, but to clean the man of inferiority complex, satanic thoughts and bad behaviour. «The Hindu, Jul 15»

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