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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.
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Usage examples for pride

  1. Isn't there a right kind of pride, about being helped in these things? – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  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. 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
  5. The pride in me was hurt- as only a woman can understand." – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  6. 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
  7. " And they are all interesting," she said to her brother, with a touch of pride. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  8. He was thinking of you all the time- but his pride wouldn't let him speak. – The Pioneers by Katharine Susannah Prichard
  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. It's just his- his pride. – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx
  11. 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
  12. Pride be blowed, it's only a difference in money. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  13. " 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
  14. " We've done it, anyway," answered Ethel Blue, and she even felt a touch of pride, in the adventure, for at least she had not been frightened. – Ethel Morton at Chautauqua by Mabell S. C. Smith
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. At that Nanny's eyes lost all their careful pride and he saw them lovely with surprise. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  18. It's my pride that's hurt, nothing else. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  19. I'd take a pride in my wife. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  20. I suppose it'll come, with the old pride o' me. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
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