- The definition of a superiority complex is an inflated sense of being better than others.
An example of a superiority complex is the feeling of self-importance that causes a person to constantly talk about how they can do everything better than others.
popularly a feeling of superiority or exaggerated self-importance, often accompanied by excessive aggressiveness, arrogance, etc. which are compensation for feelings of inferiority
- An exaggerated feeling of being superior to others.
- A psychological defense mechanism in which feelings of superiority counter or conceal feelings of inferiority.