inferiority complexinferiority complex
- Psychol. a neurotic condition resulting from various feelings of inferiority, such as derive from real or imagined physical or social inadequacy, and often manifested through overcompensation in excessive aggressiveness, a domineering attitude, etc.
- popularly any feeling of inferiority, inadequacy, etc.
A persistent sense of inadequacy or a tendency to self-diminishment, sometimes resulting in excessive aggressiveness through overcompensation.