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Definitions of pride

  1. be proud of; " He prides himself on making it into law school"
  2. be proud of; " She prides herself on her son"
  3. unreasonable and inordinate self- esteem ( personified as one of the deadly sins)
  4. the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
  5. a feeling of self- respect and personal worth
  6. a group of lions
  7. A small European lamprey ( Petromyzon branchialis); -- called also prid, and sandpiper.
  8. 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 in contempt of others.
  9. 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.
  10. Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain.
  11. 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.
  12. Show; ostentation; glory.
  13. Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life.
  14. Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
  15. To indulge in pride, or self- esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively.
  16. To be proud; to glory.
  17. Undue self- esteem; conceit; haughtiness; disdain; high and dignified; self- respect; that of which one is proud; the best or highest part of anything; loveliness; display.
  18. To indulge in selfesteem; as, to pride oneself.
  19. State or feeling of being proud: extreme self- esteem: haughtiness: noble self- esteem: that of which men are proud: that which excites boasting.
  20. To take pride: to value ( followed by a reciprocal pron.).
  21. Consciousness of dignity; self- esteem; haughtiness; that of which one is proud.
  22. To take pride in.
  23. To be proud ( of); have pride; exult; glory.
  24. Undue self- esteem.
  25. A proper sense of personal dignity.
  26. That of which one is proud.
  27. The height of excellence.
  28. Mettle.
  29. Display.
  30. Inordinate self- esteem; haughtiness; insolence; noble self- esteem or elation of heart; elevation; decoration; splendid show; that of which one is proud.
  31. To take pride in; to value. See Proud.
  32. An unreasonably high opinion of one's own superiority; insolence; rude treatment of others resulting from inordinate self- esteem; in a good sense, the noble and exalted pleasure springing from a consciousness of worth, upright conduct, or acts of benevolence; generous elation of heart; that of which men are proud, or which may excite boasting; splendour; ostentation.
  33. To rate high; to value, as to pride one's self.

Usage examples for pride

  1. It's my pride that's hurt, nothing else. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. We were the pride of the family. – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  3. She would marry him if she could bring herself to it;- the truth is, he killed her pride. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. Isn't there a right kind of pride, about being helped in these things? – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  5. I'd take a pride in my wife. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  6. But she had all Grandfather's pride, and- and besides, she had gone this far- how could she go back? – The Wishing-Ring Man by Margaret Widdemer
  7. " And they are all interesting," she said to her brother, with a touch of pride. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  8. I went away thinking myself sick with love of you, but it was false- only my pride had been hurt. – Studies in love and in terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  9. You fellers take no pride in your work, and you've got no work to take pride in. – Waiting for Daylight by Henry Major Tomlinson
  10. I offered her six francs for her favours, but she refused the money with a sort of pride, telling me that I had made a mistake and that she was an honest girl. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  11. It's just his- his pride. – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx
  12. Behind me and at my left, I could hear the well- known sounds of a moving army- an army which had been my pride and now must be my enemy. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  13. At that Nanny's eyes lost all their careful pride and he saw them lovely with surprise. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  14. Pride be blowed, it's only a difference in money. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  15. Miss Muriel says it's no harm to be proud if it's pride of the right sort. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  16. I suppose it'll come, with the old pride o' me. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  17. The pride in me was hurt- as only a woman can understand." – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  18. " Good blood, like Indian chief," said Running Deer with pride in this gift from the Sioux. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
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