What does hubris mean?

Definitions for hubrisˈhyu brɪs, ˈhu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hubris(noun)

    overbearing pride or presumption


  1. hubris(Noun)

    Excessive pride, presumption or arrogance (originally toward the gods).

  2. Origin: From ὕβρις.


  1. Hubris

    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".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hubris in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hubris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elon Musk:

    I do think there was some hubris there with the X.

  2. Barack Obama:

    And whenever we have that kind of hubris, we tend to get burned.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Even great men bow before the Sun; it melts hubris into humility.

  4. Steve King:

    It's appalling to think of the hubris of Donald Trump, it's time to be adults about this. Can you imagine a commander-in-chief, a president of the United States throwing tantrums like this for four or eight years?

  5. Charles Koch:

    Hubris, arrogance is just one step ahead of loss of integrity, because if you think you’re better than other people, you know more, then you’re going to think as many leaders have that the rules don’t apply to them. So they lose their integrity.

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