inferiority


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the quality of being a competitive disadvantage

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Moreover, when by sudden immigration or by unusually rapid development, many species of a new group have taken possession of a new area, they will have exterminated in a correspondingly rapid manner many of the old inhabitants; and the forms which thus yield their places will commonly be allied, for they will partake of some inferiority in common.
The forms which are beaten and which yield their places to the new and victorious forms, will generally be allied in groups, from inheriting some inferiority in common; and therefore as new and improved groups spread throughout the world, old groups will disappear from the world; and the succession of forms in both ways will everywhere tend to correspond.
Hard words he could have returned, violence he would have repaid with interest; but this cool, complacent, contemptuous, self-possessed reception, caused him to feel his inferiority more completely than the most elaborate arguments.
Chitling was older in years than the Dodger: having perhaps numbered eighteen winters; but there was a degree of deference in his deportment towards that young gentleman which seemed to indicate that he felt himself conscious of a slight inferiority in point of genius and professional aquirements.
The servant-maids felt her inferiority, for they were better treated; free to come and go, and regarded in their stations with much more respect.
Diler is one of the very few journalists who frequently joins President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an's travels abroad with Erdoy-an's newly acquired super-luxurious plane, which is most probably a sad result of an Islamist inferiority complex over the US and its Air Force One.
This is imperative because of the inferiority complex Cypriots have towards mainland Greeks, a complex that is a major reason for the contraction of our economy.
BRENDAN RODGERS has told England's players that they must ditch their inferiority complex to succeed at the World Cup.
The results were dramatic: when they felt smaller, the participants reported increased feelings of inferiority, weakness, and incompetence.
INFERIORITY/SUPERIORITY COMPLEX Inferiority complex A neurotic state of mind that develops because of repeated hurt and failures.
Fazal added that Pakistan is a self-sufficient and independent state and we should not indulge in inferiority complex, adding that we will have to overcome these weaknesses and the royal road to get rid of these, is to take all the stakeholders along.
Even today, when we have two Albanian countries and when we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Albania's independence, when we should rightfully feel proud for the accomplishments, the Albanian future depends on the politicians, whose frustration emerges from their inferiority toward others, publicist Kim Mehmeti comments for Tuesday's leading article.
15:52 Gautham Manoj: It's just like "the chicken or the egg" paradox: Jealousy causes failure and further failure causes an inferiority complex and more jealousy
To do so can cause feeling of inferiority and intimidation.
So he realised early on that they might develop inferiority complex once they were on the IITcampus.