콤플렉스

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English complex, influenced by Japanese コンプレックス (konpurekkusu).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʰo̞mpʰɯɭɭe̞ks͈ɯ/
  • Phonetic hangul: 콤플렉쓰

Noun[edit]

콤플렉스 (kompeullekseu)

  1. (to have/develop an) inferiority complex
    • 2013, Mun Gwonmo, "가족사랑에서 나온 명품들" ("Luxury brands generated due to love of family"):
      • 오빠의 발명품은 작은 눈이 콤플렉스인 여동생의 속눈썹을 풍성하고 아름답게 만들었다.
        Oppaui balmyeongpumeun jageun nuni kompeullekseuin yeodongsaeng-ui songnunsseobeul pungseonghago areumdapge mandeureotda.
        His invention made rich and beautiful the eyelashes of his younger sister, who was discontent about the small size of her eyes.
  2. complex (psychological dislike or fear of a particular thing)