Moral superiority

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Moral superiority is the belief or attitude that one's position and actions are justified by having higher moral values than others.

It can refer to:

  • Morality, when two systems of morality are compared
  • Self-righteousness, when proclamations of moral superiority become a negative personal trait
  • Superiority complex, when the moral superiority is a psychological reaction to insecurity and self-doubt

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