Definitions for PROUDpraʊd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
proudpraʊd(adj.; adv.)-er, -est
(adj.)feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as honorable or creditable to oneself.
having or showing self-respect or self-esteem.
giving a sense of pride; highly gratifying:
a proud moment.
highly honorable or creditable:
a proud achievement.
having or showing an inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, superiority, etc.; arrogant; haughty.
stately, majestic, or magnificent:
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. pleased; happy:
I'm proud to meet you.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Dialect
full of vigor and spirit:
a proud stallion.
(adv.)do one proud, to be a source of pride or credit to a person. to treat someone or oneself generously or lavishly.
Origin of proud:
bef. 1000; ME; late OE prūd, prūt arrogant (c. ON prūthr stately, fine), appar. < VL; cf. OF prud, prod gallant, LL prōde useful, L prōdesse to be of worth
feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure 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"
gallant, lofty, majestic, proud(adj)
having or displaying great dignity or nobility
"a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
feeling happy that you have done or are part of sth good
I'm proud of the hard work I've done.; The students are very proud of their school.; proud to be a soldier
feeling you are better than others
a proud man who would not admit his mistakes; "Look at what I did," he said proudly.; She still proudly refuses to admit she was wrong.
Gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event.
I am proud of Sivu's schoolwork.
Possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves.
I was too proud to apologise.
Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.
It was a proud day when we finally won the championship.
Brave, valiant; gallant.
Standing out or raised; swollen.
After it had healed, the scar tissue stood proud of his flesh.
Excited by sexual desire; (of female animals) in heat.
Happy, usually used with a sense of honor, as in "I'm so proud to have you in our town." But occasionally just plain happy as in "I'm proud to see gas prices down." This is a widespread colloquial usage in the southern United States.
feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense
possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous
having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country
giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious
excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals
Proud is the debut solo album by Heather Small, lead singer of M People. The title track was released as the first single and became a hit worldwide.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'PROUD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3207
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'PROUD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2885
Rank popularity for the word 'PROUD' in Adjectives Frequency: #420
Translations for PROUD
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
feeling pleasure or satisfaction at one's achievements, possessions, connections etc
He was proud of his new house; She was proud of her son's achievements; He was proud to play football for the school.
- orgulhosoPortuguese (BR)
- orgulloso (de)Spanish
- مفتخر؛ سربلندFarsi
- fier (de)French
- orgoglioso, fieroItalian
- 자랑으로 생각하는Korean
- stolt, kryNorwegian
- مفتخر؛ سربلندPersian
- mândru (de)Romanian
- 得意的，自豪的Chinese (Trad.)
- tự hàoVietnamese
- 得意的，自豪的Chinese (Simp.)
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