[ suh-peer-ee-awr-i-tee, -or-, soo- ]
/ səˌpɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-, sʊ- /


the quality or condition of being superior.

Nearby words

  1. superior vein of cerebellar hemisphere,
  2. superior vein of eyelid,
  3. superior vein of vermis,
  4. superior vena cava,
  5. superior, lake,
  6. superiority complex,
  7. superiorly,
  8. superjacent,
  9. superjet,
  10. superjumbo

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for superiority



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper