Superiority is the quality of being better than or superior to someone else. Your superiority in the sack race won you a first-place ribbon.

Superiority refers to the best. It’s better than, above, greater than everything else, whether there’s something to compare it to — the superiority of one ice cream flavor over another — or whether it just describes a general state of high quality — the superiority of the University library. Of course, sometimes superiority is all in your head; in that case, some people might say you have a superiority complex, which means that you think you’re better than everyone else!

Definitions of superiority
  1. noun
    the quality of being superior
    synonyms: high quality
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    inferiority, low quality
    an inferior quality
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    choiceness, fineness
    the quality of being very good indeed
    first class
    the highest rank in a classification
    first water
    the highest quality gems
    cleverness, ingeniousness, ingenuity
    the property of being ingenious
    type of:
    caliber, calibre, quality
    a degree or grade of excellence or worth
  2. noun
    the quality of being at a competitive advantage
    synonyms: favorable position, favourable position
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    a slight competitive advantage
    inside track
    a favorable position in a competition
    upper hand, whip hand
    position of advantage and control
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    advantage, vantage
    the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
  3. noun
    the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits
    synonyms: transcendence, transcendency
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    domination, mastery, supremacy
    power to dominate or defeat
  4. noun
    displaying a sense of being better than others
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    arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness
    overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
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