Definitions for pridepraɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pride*praɪd(n.; v.)prid•ed, prid•ing.

  1. (n.)the state or quality of being proud; self-respect.

  2. a feeling of gratification arising from association with something good or laudable:

    civic pride.

  3. a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority; conceit; arrogance.

  4. conduct, bearing, etc., displaying such an opinion.

  5. something that causes one to be proud:

    Her paintings were the pride of the family.

  6. the best of a group, class, etc.:

    This bull is the pride of the herd.

  7. a group of lions.

    Category: Zoology

  8. the most flourishing state or period; prime.

  9. mettle in a horse.

  10. splendor, magnificence, or pomp.

  11. (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:

  1. take pride in,to be proud of.

    Category: Idiom

* 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

pride′ful•ness(n.)

Pridepraɪd(n.)

  1. Thomas, died 1658, English soldier and regicide.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pride, pridefulness(noun)

    a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

  2. pride(noun)

    satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements

    "he takes pride in his son's success"

  3. pride(noun)

    the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards

  4. pride(noun)

    a group of lions

  5. pride, superbia(verb)

    unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  6. pride, plume, congratulate(verb)

    be proud of

    "He prides himself on making it into law school"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pride(noun)ɪd

    a feeling of dignity or respect for yourself

    to hurt sb's pride

  2. prideɪd

    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.

  3. prideɪd

    the belief that you are too good or important to do sth; = arrogance

    ignorance and pride

  4. prideɪd

    your favorite thing or person

    My new bike was my pride and joy.

  5. pride(verb)ɪd

    to be pleased about sth you do very well

    a woman who prides herself on her independence

Wiktionary

  1. pride(Noun)

    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.

  2. pride(Noun)

    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.

  3. pride(Noun)

    Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain; hubris.

  4. pride(Noun)

    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.

  5. pride(Noun)

    The small European lamprey species Petromyzon branchialis.

  6. pride(Noun)

    Show; ostentation; glory.

  7. pride(Noun)

    Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,

  8. pride(Noun)

    Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness.

  9. pride(Noun)

    Lust; sexual desire; especially, excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.

  10. pride(Verb)

    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.

  11. pride(Noun)

    A company of lions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pride(noun)

    a small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); -- called also prid, and sandpiper

  2. Pride(noun)

    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

  3. Pride(noun)

    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

  4. Pride(noun)

    proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain

  5. Pride(noun)

    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

  6. Pride(noun)

    show; ostentation; glory

  7. Pride(noun)

    highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life

  8. Pride(noun)

    consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast

  9. Pride(verb)

    to indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively

  10. Pride(verb)

    to be proud; to glory

Freebase

  1. Pride

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pride' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3540

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pride' in Nouns Frequency: #1475


Translations for pride

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pride(noun)

a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction at one's achievements, possessions, family etc

She looked with pride at her handsome sons.

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