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Definitions of proud

  1. having or displaying great dignity or nobility; " a gallant pageant"; " lofty ships"; " majestic cities"; " proud alpine peaks"
  2. feeling self- respect or pleasure in something by which you measure's your self- worth; or being a reason for pride; " proud parents"; " proud of his accomplishments"; " a proud moment"; " proud to serve his country"; " a proud name"; " proud princes"
  3. Proudly.
  4. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense
  5. Possessing or showing too great self- esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous.
  6. Having a feeling of high self- respect or self- esteem; exulting ( in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country.
  7. Giving reason or occasion for pride or self- gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious.
  8. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals.
  9. Having too great selfesteem; arrogant; haughty; having proper self- respect; as, too proud to beg; having a feeling of glad satisfaction; as, proud of a friend's success; gratifled; spirited; grand.
  10. Having excessive selfesteem: arrogant: haughty: daring: grand: ostentatious.
  11. Having pride; haughty; exalted; grand.
  12. Feeling or manifesting pride; arrogant; haughty.
  13. Being a cause of honorable pride.
  14. Having inordinate self- esteem; arrogant; haughty; presumptuous; lofty; of lofty mien; ostentatious; exciting pride; fungous.
  15. Having inordinate self- esteem; lofty of mien; grand of person; possessing an unreasonable opinion of one's own excellence; conceited; arrogant; haughty; diseased or fungous, as proud flesh.

Usage examples for proud

  1. You made me very proud. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  2. I was so proud of them. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  3. Yes, father had been good to her, and loved her and was proud of her in a way. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  4. Don't be so proud! – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. My dear, I am so proud of you. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  6. You must be very proud of your mother. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  7. " Oh, I'm so proud of you all! – The Unspeakable Perk by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  8. And they're so proud of it! – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  9. I loved them, because they were so proud of their mother. – Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends by Fanny Fern
  10. I'm not proud of myself, you know, father. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  11. Only- they've so many things to be proud of. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  12. How proud of it I have been! – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  13. And I wanted you to be proud of me. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  14. This man is one that any woman in the world might be proud to call her husband- proud, and glad! – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  15. They shall be proud to own me yet." – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  16. You make us proud of you. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  17. I think how proud her poor father would have been of such a dear child." – Little Miss Joy by Emma Marshall
  18. Somehow, he had never felt so proud before in his life. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  19. My dear children, it is a very sad thing to be proud and poor. – Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends by Fanny Fern
  20. I was proud, too, of taking him away from other girls, who were always running after him. – Harvest by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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