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I can't see how more than one sense is justified, here. Were they split up just to add the extra "quotations?" --Connel MacKenzie 19:15, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
- Well, there is certainly another one besides the obvious one...e.g., proud flesh, which is swollen tissue around a healing sore. —Stephen 17:07, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
- There is also both a positive and a negative sense pertainig to pride. Saying "We're proud of what you've done," carries a different sense from "The man was too proud to speak to me." The former is a sense of satisfaction and vicarious pleasure, whereas the latter carries a sense of haughtiness and disdain. Along with the sense Stephen has noted above, I'd say it looks like we have three definitions. --EncycloPetey 22:19, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
I've reworked it fairly extensively. Also RFV-d one sense. Widsith 17:47, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
- "Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious."
Do we have any evidence to back up this usage? I don't concur that the quote supports it. In "The lad was deathly proud!" it is the adjective deathly which modifies proud into "too proud". Pride itself merely means a high opinion. Not necessarily arrogance/superciliousness (too high). Unless there's some other usage of pride on its own without an adjective to alter the meaning, I think this meaning should be tagged to call its meaning into question. For example, "too tall" is negative, with setbacks, like being too tall to fit through a doorway, the usage "too tall" or "unhealthily heavy" etc do not serve to redefine an adjective's meaning because the phrase includes an additional adjective modifier in itself. Y12J (talk) 19:15, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
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- I've added a quote from the King James Bible. "proud" as a pejorative seems to be the default in that Bible. Smurrayinchester (talk) 08:07, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
- RFV-passed. - -sche (discuss) 21:23, 7 June 2012 (UTC)