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"
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
Origin: [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prīd, n. state or feeling of being proud: too great self-esteem: haughtiness: overbearing treatment of others: a proper sense of what is becoming to one's self: a feeling of pleasure on account of something worthily done: that of which men are proud: that which excites boasting: elevation, loftiness: beauty displayed, ornament, ostentation: high spirit, mettle: (Shak.) lust.—v.t. to have or take pride: to value, as one's self, &c.—adj. Pride′ful.—adv. Pride′fully.—n. Pride′fulness.—adj. Pride′less. [A.S. prýte—prút, proud.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pride' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3540
Rank popularity for the word 'pride' in Nouns Frequency: #1475
The numerical value of pride in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of pride in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
It's amazing in today's television, high-profile events have become a big source of pride for people.
We use horses as a hook to create pride, esteem and healing, they learn that they have ability. They just have to unlock it.
Pride not thyself on thy religious works, Give to the poor, but talk not of thy gifts: By pride religious merit melts away, The merit of thy alms, by ostentation.
They are people from another planet, they take pride in nothing. Their mentality is completely petrified. They don't think of all this as the accomplishments of humanity.
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Translations for pride
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- orgullCatalan, Valencian
- smečka, hrdostCzech
- Stolz, Hochmut, Stolz sein auf, Trotz, Dünkel, kleines Neunauge, RudelGerman
- υπερηφανεύομαι, οίηση, υπερηφάνεια, υπεροψία, περιφρόνηση, εγωισμός, καμαρώνω, αυταρέσκεια, αγέλη, αξιοπρέπειαGreek
- ser orgulloso de, soberbia, orgullo, enorgullecerse, manadaSpanish
- ylpeys, ylvästely, huippu, ylimielisyys, kopeus, lauma, ylpeydenaihe, kiimaFinnish
- orgueil, fiertéFrench
- uaillScottish Gaelic
- ऐंठ, गर्व, आरोह, ऊंचाईHindi
- գոռոզություն, հպարտությունArmenian
- orgoglio, superbiaItalian
- プライド, 傲慢, 自慢, 誇りJapanese
- lepnība, lepnums, iedomībaLatvian
- kapsones, zelfbewustzijn, trots, fierheid, eigendunk, hoogmoed, troep, eigenwaan, eergevoel, zelfvoldaanheidDutch
- stolthet, flokk, selvbevissthet, brunstNorwegian
- orgulho, soberba, alcateia, nariz empinadoPortuguese
- îngâmfare, mândrie, orgoliu, trufieRomanian
- гордость, разгар, прайд, заносчивость, высокомерие, гордыня, чванство, расцвет, спесьRussian
- flock, stolthet, igelnejonöga, prål, höjdpunkt, topp, vara stolt, skrytsamhet, vräkighetSwedish
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