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Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
Samuel Butler

Meaning of "superiority" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUPERIORITY

superiority  [suːˌpɪərɪˈɒrətɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUPERIORITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Superiority 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 SUPERIORITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Superior

Superior may refer to: ▪ Superior: something which is higher in a hierarchical structure of any kind...

Definition of superiority in the English dictionary

The first definition of superiority in the dictionary is the quality of being better than sth or sb else. Other definition of superiority is a conscious sense of being above or better than others; superciliousness; smugness. Superiority is also if one side in a war or conflict has superiority, it has an advantage over its enemy, for example because it has more soldiers or better equipment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUPERIORITY


carroty
ˈkærətɪ
democraty
dɪˈmɒkrətɪ
encraty
ˈɛnkrətɪ
fissiparity
ˌfɪsɪˈpærətɪ
liberty
ˈlɪbətɪ
obesity
əʊˈbiːsətɪ
osmolarity
ˌɒzməʊˈlærətɪ
parroty
ˈpærətɪ
poverty
ˈpɒvətɪ
property
ˈprɒpətɪ
severity
sɪˈvɛrətɪ
similarity
ˌsɪmɪˈlærətɪ
sincerity
sɪnˈserətɪ
society
səˈsaɪətɪ
suitability
ˌsuːtəˈbɪlətɪ
sustainability
səˌsteɪnəˈbɪlətɪ
unpopularity
ˌʌnpɒpjʊˈlærətɪ
validity
vəˈlɪdətɪ
variability
ˌvɛərɪəˈbɪlətɪ
versatility
ˌvɜːsəˈtɪlətɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUPERIORITY

superinduce
superinducement
superinduction
superinfect
superinfection
superinsulated
superintend
superintendence
superintendencies
superintendency
superintendent
superintensity
superior
superior conjunction
superior court
superior planet
superioress
superiority complex
superiorly
superiorship

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUPERIORITY

aperture priority
Atomic Energy Authority
authority
aviation authority
celebrity
ethnic minority
Greater London Authority
Health Authority
in the majority
inferiority
local authority
majority
minority
Palestinian National Authority
port authority
priority
seniority
sonority
sorority
tax authority
unitary authority

Synonyms and antonyms of superiority in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUPERIORITY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «superiority» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of superiority

Translation of «superiority» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUPERIORITY

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

Translator English - Chinese

优势
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

superioridad
570 millions of speakers

English

superiority
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

श्रेष्ठता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التفوق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

превосходство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

superioridade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টেক্কা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

supériorité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keunggulan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Überlegenheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

優勢
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우세
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unggul
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ưu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேன்மையை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

श्रेष्ठत्व
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

üstünlük
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

superiorità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyższość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перевагу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

superioritate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπεροχή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

meerderwaardigheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

överlägsenhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

overlegenhet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of superiority

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERIORITY»

The term «superiority» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.887 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERIORITY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «superiority» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «superiority» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUPERIORITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word superiority.
1
Alfred Adler
A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.
2
Ali Babacan
Whatever the scenario, the dynamism of developing nations, their demographics and competitive power are great sources for superiority.
3
Saint Basil
Among irrational animals the love of the offspring and of the parents for each other is extraordinary because God, who created them, compensated for the deficiency of reason by the superiority of their senses.
4
Simone de Beauvoir
Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.
5
Simone de Beauvoir
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
6
Saint Bernard
A man who prides himself on being better than his fellow-men thinks it a disgrace if he does not do something more than they do, whereby his superiority may be apparent.
7
Van Wyck Brooks
People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding.
8
Samuel Butler
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
9
William Ellery Channing
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
10
John Clayton
There was no instruction to be thankful that the Christians were special people, chosen people. There was no nationalistic, political or ethnic superiority to be thankful for.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUPERIORITY»

Discover the use of superiority in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to superiority and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Natural Superiority of Women
One of the most broadly renowned and read scholars of our century, Montagu brings out this fifth edition with up-to-date statistics and references.
Ashley Montagu, 1999
2
The Natural Superiority of the Left-Hander
Over 400,000 copies in print!
James Tertius de Kay, 1992
3
Exploring Information Superiority: A Methodology for ...
Assessing how technology contributes to information superiority and decision dominance a major challenge, in part because it demands quantitative measures for what are usually considered qualitative concepts.
Walter L. Perry, David Signori, John E. Jr. Boon, 2004
4
Air Superiority Fighters: F/A-22 Raptors
From the secrets of surveillance aircraft to the technology behind supersonic flight, the high-interest material in this series will keep readers engaged.
Michael Green, Gladys Green, 2003
5
Combat Air Power: Joint Assessment of Air Superiority Can Be ...
DoD plans to spend over $43 billion from FY 1996-2001 to acquire weapon systems to equip & modernize forces for the air superiority missions.
Robert D. Murphy, 1997
6
The Natural Superiority of the Left-hander
A light-hearted exploration of the history, characteristics, and problems of left-handed people in a righthanded world
James T. De Kay, 1979
7
Nuclear Superiority: The 'new Triad' and the Evolution of ...
David S. McDonough explores how this strategy is based on the long-standing American desire to control conflict escalation and how it may invite crisis instability with regional adversaries and disquiet among established nuclear powers.
David S. McDonough, 2006
8
Striving for Air Superiority: The Tactical Air Command in ...
Hannah shows how a tactical air force that won a victory in World War II deteriorated into a second-rate force flying aging aircraft during the early years of the Cold War, recovered briefly over Korea, then slid into obsolescence during ...
Craig C. Hannah, 2002
9
Tactics and Technology for 21st Century Military Superiority
Explores new ways to make rapidly deployable forces much more effective than they are today. The report states that substantial, possibly revolutionary, improvements in the effectiveness of rapidly deployable forces are feasible.
Theodore S. Gold, Donald C. Latham, 1998
10
Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials: Concepts and ...
SUPERIORITY TRIALS 247 assessment for the amount of evidence for reproducibility of treatment efficacy in a single multicenter trial. In addition it gives an objective answer to the question whether a second confirmatory study is required.
Shein-Chung Chow, Jen-Pei Liu, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUPERIORITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term superiority is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Superiority Burger: First Impressions From Sietsema, Sutton, and …
Brooks Headley opened Superiority Burger last night, officially unleashing the veggie burger apocalypse on New York City. Eater critics Robert Sietsema and ... «Eater NY, Jun 15»
2
China Is Challenging Superiority of US Air Power: Pentagon
China is mounting a serious effort to challenge U.S. military superiority in air and space, forcing the Pentagon to seek new technologies and systems to stay ... «NBCNews.com, Jun 15»
3
Jimmy Carter: White Americans cling to 'feelings of superiority
Many Americans still have racist tendencies or feelings of superiority to people of color,” Mr. Carter told AARP Bulletin, The Hill reported Thursday. The former ... «Washington Times, Jun 15»
4
Chicago professor calls out the 'culture of white superiority'
But the overriding reason, she said, is the culture of white superiority that saturates American society. “It is impossible to be a product of U.S. culture and not have ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 15»
5
Pentagon Worry: 'Our Technological Superiority is at Risk'
The measures reflected "an overriding concern that our technological superiority is at risk," Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, wrote in a report. «IndustryWeek, Apr 15»
6
Kendall: Workforce Development Needed to Sustain Tech Superiority
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., April 1, 2015 – The Defense Department's top acquisition official yesterday made his third visit to Naval Air ... «Department of Defense, Apr 15»
7
Is US Air Force superiority under threat?
Atlanta (CNN) As U.S. Air Force fighter jets and bombers carry out airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Air Force officials are waging a campaign of their own ... «CNN, Mar 15»
8
Russia Says It Will Not Allow Other Countries To Gain 'Military …
Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday he would not let anyone gain military superiority over Russia and that he would fulfill a plan to modernize the ... «Business Insider, Jan 15»
9
US losing military superiority edge to China, Russia: Officials
The Pentagon is deeply concerned about the rapid military technological advances made by China and Russia at a time when US military superiority edge is ... «Press TV, Jan 15»
10
Kendall: Sequestration Will Harm US Military Superiority
28, 2015 – The severe, multiyear budget cuts of sequestration will have a negative impact on the Defense Department and U.S. military technological superiority, ... «Department of Defense, Jan 15»

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