Middle English , from pride Old English , prȳde prȳte ( “ pride ” ) (compare Old Norse prýði ( “ bravery, pomp ” )), derivative of Old English prūd ( “ proud ” ). More at . proud
pride ( , countable and uncountable plural ) prides
The quality or state of being
proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve and often contempt of others.
( often with of or in ) A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; -- in a good sense.
He took pride in his work.
He had pride of ownership in his department.
(Can we Macaulay
date this quote?) A people which takes no
pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants.
(Can we date this quote?) William Blake
pride of the peacock is the glory of God. Proud or
disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain; hubris.
(Can we G. K. Chesterton, date this quote?) Introduction to Aesop's Fables
Pride goeth before the fall. That of which one is
proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children etc.
(Can we Spenser
date this quote?) lofty trees yclad with summer's
(Can we Bible, Zech. ix. 6
date this quote?) I will cut off the
pride of the Philistines.
(Can we Goldsmith
date this quote?) a bold peasantry, their country's
( zoology ) The small European lamprey species . Petromyzon branchialis Show;
(Can we Shakespeare
date this quote?)
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war. Highest
pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,
to be in the pride of one's life.
(Can we Shakespeare
date this quote?) a falcon, towering in her
pride of place Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle;
Lust; sexual desire; especially, excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
( zoology , collective ) A company of lions.
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quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank etc.
please add this translation if you can Armenian:
գոռոզություն (hy) ( goṙozutʿyun ) Asturian:
arguyu m Avar:
please add this translation if you can Catalan:
orgull (ca) Cherokee:
please add this translation if you can Chinese:
自負 , (zh) 自负 (zh) ( zìfù ), 自大 (zh) ( zìdà ), 妄自尊大 (zh) ( wàngzì-zūndà ) Czech:
trots , (nl) , fierheid eergevoel (nl) n Finnish:
ylpeys (fi) French:
orgueil (fr) , m fierté (fr) Georgian:
სიამაყე ( siamaq̇e ), ამპარტავნება ( amṗarṭavneba ) German:
Hochmut (de) m Greek:
υπερηφάνεια (el) f ( yperifáneia ) Hebrew:
גַּאֲוָה (he) f ( gaavá ) Hindi:
आरोह (hi) m ( aroha ), ऊंचाई f ( unchaee ), ऐंठ (hi) f ( einth ) Icelandic:
stolt n Irish:
mórchúis , f anumhlaíocht f Italian:
superbia (it) , f orgoglio (it)
sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one
proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct
傲慢 (zh) ( àomàn ) Chuukese:
namanam tekia Dutch:
trots , (nl) , fierheid hoogmoed , (nl) eigenwaan , (nl) kapsones (nl) m Finnish:
ylpeys , (fi) kopeus (fi) French:
fierté (fr) , f orgueil (fr) m German:
Hochmut (de) , m Trotz (de) , m Dünkel (de) m Greek:
υπεροψία (el) f ( yperopsía ), περιφρόνηση (el) f ( perifrónisi ), εγωισμός (el) ( egoismós ), οίηση (el) f ( oíisi ) Irish:
borrachas m Japanese:
傲慢 (ja) ( ごうまん, gōman )
that of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem
small European lamprey (
highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory
consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness
lust; sexual desire; especially, an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast
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pride ( third-person singular simple present , prides present participle , priding simple past and past participle ) prided
( reflexive ) To take or experience pride in something, be proud of it.
I pride myself on being a good judge of character, but pride goes before the fall and I'm not a good judge of my own character so I'm often wrong without knowing it.
take or experience pride in something
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.