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[suh-peer-ee-awr-i-tee, -or-, soo-] /səˌpɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-, sʊ-/
the quality or condition of being superior.
Origin of superiority
1520-30; < Medieval Latin superiōritāt- (stem of superiōritās). See superior, -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The superiority of this preparation is now generally acknowledged.

  • To be able to look down where he looked up—what was it but superiority?

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • It is in the first trial that the superiority of the adults shows most clearly.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • George does more frequently, but not with the air of superiority he once did.

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • There is an assumption of superiority, and often a manifestation of contempt.

    What is Darwinism? Charles Hodge
Word Origin and History for superiority

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

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