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superiority

noun
     
su‧per‧i‧or‧i‧ty [uncountable]
1 the quality of being better, more skilful, more powerful etc than other people or things [≠ inferiority]
superiority of
the supposed superiority of the male sex
superiority over
the intellectual superiority of humans over other animals
superiority in
US superiority in air power
2 an attitude that shows you think you are better than other people - used to show disapproval:
Janet always spoke with an air of superiority.

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