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superiority

[suh-peer-ee-awr-i-tee, -or-, soo-] /səˌpɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-, sʊ-/
noun
1.
the quality or condition of being superior.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Medieval Latin superiōritāt- (stem of superiōritās). See superior, -ity
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Examples from the web for superiority
  • Humans have long enjoyed crowing about their intellectual superiority in the animal kingdom.
  • Most must resort to an iron self-discipline bolstered by a hefty dose of superiority over those who eat junk food.
  • The superiority of blades has long been seen as evidence of human superiority.
  • Unless you're from a certain kind of family, no, it has not to do with moral superiority but with the right to amends.
  • It is not about superiority or anything it is about the origin of mankind.
  • Either way, step down--the superiority and condescension is far more disdainful than branding a calf.
  • Pitching and the condition of the pitchers this week will decide the world's championship rather than general superiority.
  • The case for the superiority of markets over planners is empirical, not deductive.
  • So far these tests seem to show the superiority of the cement and concrete brick over the clay brick now in use.
  • My superiority to all, myths and minions included, is patent.
Word Origin and History for superiority
n.

late 15c., from Old French superiorite or directly from Medieval Latin superioritas, from super "above, over" (see super-).

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