Meaning of INFERIORITY COMPLEX in English

INFERIORITY COMPLEX

Acute sense of personal inferiority, often resulting in either timidity or (through overcompensation) exaggerated aggressiveness.

Though once a standard psychological concept, particularly among followers of Alfred Adler , it has lost much of its usefulness through imprecise popular misuse.

Britannica English dictionary.      Английский словарь Британика.