Definitions for Hubrisˈhyu brɪs, ˈhu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hu•brisˈhyu brɪs, ˈhu-(n.)

  1. excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.

Origin of hubris:

1880–85; < Gk hýbris insolence


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hubris(noun)

    overbearing pride or presumption


  1. hubris(Noun)

    Excessive pride, presumption or arrogance (originally toward the gods).

  2. Origin: From ὕβρις.


  1. Hubris

    Hubris, also hybris, from ancient Greek ὕβρις, means extreme pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power. The adjectival form of the noun hubris is "hubristic".


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