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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
First recorded in 1520-30, superiority is from the Medieval Latin word superiōritāt- (stem of superiōritās). See superior, -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The superiority of this preparation is now generally acknowledged.

  • The Rats, conscious of their superiority, had a simpler solution.

    The Measure of a Man Randall Garrett
  • It is in the first trial that the superiority of the adults shows most clearly.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • She is careful, moreover, not to hurt his feelings by any display of superiority.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • 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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