Definitions for proudness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

proudpraʊd(adj.; adv.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as honorable or creditable to oneself.

  2. having or showing self-respect or self-esteem.

  3. giving a sense of pride; highly gratifying:

    a proud moment.

  4. highly honorable or creditable:

    a proud achievement.

  5. having or showing an inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, superiority, etc.; arrogant; haughty.

  6. stately, majestic, or magnificent:

    proud cities.

  7. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. pleased; happy:

    I'm proud to meet you.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Dialect

  8. full of vigor and spirit:

    a proud stallion.

  9. Obs. brave.

  10. (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



  1. proudness(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Proudness(noun)

    the quality of being proud; pride


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