Definitions for hubrisˈhyu brɪs, ˈhu-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hu•brisˈhyu brɪs, ˈhu-(n.)
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
Origin of hubris:
1880–85; < Gk hýbris insolence
overbearing pride or presumption
Excessive pride, presumption or arrogance (originally toward the gods).
Origin: From ὕβρις.
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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