inferiority complex

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Calque of German Minderwertigkeitskomplex (literally complex of lesser value), coined in 1920 by Alfred Adler.

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inferiority complex (plural inferiority complexes)

  1. (psychology) A sense of inferiority; the feeling that one is inferior to others in certain aspects.

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