From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsuperiorsu‧pe‧ri‧or1 /suːˈpɪəriə $ sʊˈpɪriər/ ●●○ adjective1BETTERbetter, more powerful, more effective etc than a similar person or thing, especially one that you are competing against opp inferiorFletcher’s superior technique brought him victory.superior toYour computer is far superior to mine.He loves making fun of women. It makes him feel superior.a vastly superior (=very much better, stronger etc) army► see thesaurus at better2PROUDthinking that you are better than other people – used to show disapprovalShe had that superior tone of voice.3HIGH POSITION OR RANK[only before noun] having a higher position or rank than someone else opp inferiorDon’t you usually salute a superior officer?a superior court4GOOD/EXCELLENT[only before noun] of very good quality – used especially in advertisinga superior wine →Mother SuperiorGrammar• Something or someone is superior to another thing or person: We can’t say one language is superior to another.✗Don’t say: superior than• Superior already has ‘more’ as part of its meaning. ✗Don’t say: more superiorCOLLOCATIONSadverbsfar/vastly/greatly superiorThey soon realized that the opposing team’s players were far superior to their own.infinitely superior (=very much better)You’d be better off visiting the infinitely superior Imperial War Museum.inherently superior (=better because of its nature)He believed that some races were inherently superior to others.morally superiorThey also accuse Christians of pretending to be morally superior.technically superiorOur job is to convince consumers that our product is technically superior to its competitors.nounssuperior qualityDigital radios offer a superior quality of sound.superior performanceThis boat meets the needs of serious yachtsmen who demand superior performance. superior knowledge/intelligenceShe was always showing off her superior knowledge.superior strength/powerHe used his superior strength to wrestle Ben to the ground.
superiorsuperior2 ●○○ noun [countable]HIGH POSITION OR RANKsomeone who has a higher rank or position than you, especially in a jobHe had a good working relationship with his immediate superior (=the person directly above him).