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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In heraldry, a peacock or other bird, when the tail is spread out in a circular form, and the wings drooped, is said to be “in his pride.”
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
Examples of pride in a Sentence
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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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