Definitions for PRIDEpraɪd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pride*praɪd(n.; v.)prid•ed, prid•ing.
(n.)the state or quality of being proud; self-respect.
a feeling of gratification arising from association with something good or laudable:
a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority; conceit; arrogance.
conduct, bearing, etc., displaying such an opinion.
something that causes one to be proud:
Her paintings were the pride of the family.
the best of a group, class, etc.:
This bull is the pride of the herd.
a group of lions.
the most flourishing state or period; prime.
mettle in a horse.
splendor, magnificence, or pomp.
(v.t.)to indulge (oneself) in a feeling of pride (usu. fol. by on or upon):
He prides himself on his good memory.
Idioms for pride:
take pride in,to be proud of.
* Syn: pride , conceit , egotism , vanity imply a favorable view of one's own appearance, advantages, achievements, etc., and often apply to offensive characteristics. pride is a lofty and often arrogant assumption of superiority in some respect: Pride must have a fall.conceit implies an exaggerated estimate of one's own abilities or attainments, together with pride: blinded by conceit.egotism implies an excessive preoccupation with oneself or with one's own concerns, usu. but not always accompanied by pride or conceit: Her egotism blinded her to others' difficulties.vanity implies self-admiration and an excessive desire to be admired by others: His vanity was easily flattered.
Origin of pride:
bef. 1000; ME (n.); OE prȳde (c. ON prȳthi bravery, pomp), der. of prūdproud
Thomas, died 1658, English soldier and regicide.
a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
"he takes pride in his son's success"
the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
a group of lions
unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
pride, plume, congratulate(verb)
be proud of
"He prides himself on making it into law school"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a feeling of dignity or respect for yourself
to hurt sb's pride
a feeling of pleasure because you or sb you know has achieved sth
the pride a mother feels in her children; I'm glad you're taking more pride in your work now.
the belief that you are too good or important to do sth; = arrogance
ignorance and pride
your favorite thing or person
My new bike was my pride and joy.
to be pleased about sth you do very well
a woman who prides herself on her independence
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.
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.
Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain; hubris.
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.
The small European lamprey species Petromyzon branchialis.
Show; ostentation; glory.
Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,
Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness.
Lust; sexual desire; especially, excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
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.
A company of lions.
a small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); -- called also prid, and sandpiper
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
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
proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain
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
show; ostentation; glory
highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life
consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast
to indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively
to be proud; to glory
Pride is an inwardly directed emotion that carries two common meanings. With a negative connotation, pride refers to an inflated sense of one's personal status or accomplishments, often used synonymously with hubris. With a positive connotation, pride refers to a satisfied sense of attachment toward one's own or another's choices and actions, or toward a whole group of people, and is a product of praise, independent self-reflection, or a fulfilled feeling of belonging. Philosophers and social psychologists have noted that pride is a complex secondary emotion which requires the development of a sense of self and the mastery of relevant conceptual distinctions through language-based interaction with others. Some social psychologists identify it as linked to a signal of high social status. In contrast pride could also be defined as a disagreement with the truth. One definition of pride in the first sense comes from St. Augustine: "the love of one's own excellence". In this sense, the opposite of pride is either humility or guilt; the latter in particular being a sense of one's own failure in contrast to Augustine's notion of excellence.
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Translations for PRIDE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction at one's achievements, possessions, family etc
She looked with pride at her handsome sons.
- كِبْرِياء، إعْتِزاز، فَخْرArabic
- orgulhoPortuguese (BR)
- der StolzGerman
- अभिमान, गौरव, गर्वHindi
- gurur, iftiharTurkish
- 自豪，驕傲Chinese (Trad.)
- sự tự hàoVietnamese
- 自豪，骄傲Chinese (Simp.)
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