Definitions for proudness
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word proudness
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
the quality of being proud; pride
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