feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride
"proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
gallant, lofty, majestic, proud(adj)
having or displaying great dignity or nobility
"a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"
Gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event.
I am proud of Sivu's schoolwork.
Possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves.
I was too proud to apologise.
Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.
It was a proud day when we finally won the championship.
Brave, valiant; gallant.
Standing out or raised; swollen.
After it had healed, the scar tissue stood proud of his flesh.
Excited by sexual desire; (of female animals) in heat.
Happy, usually used with a sense of honor, as in "I'm so proud to have you in our town." But occasionally just plain happy as in "I'm proud to see gas prices down." This is a widespread colloquial usage in the southern United States.
feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense
possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous
having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country
giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious
excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals
Origin: [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. prt; akin to Icel. prr stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.]
Proud is the debut solo album by Heather Small, lead singer of M People. The title track was released as the first single and became a hit worldwide.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prowd (comp. Proud′er; superl. Proud′est), adj. having excessive self-esteem: arrogant: haughty: having a proper sense of what is becoming: daring: grand: ostentatious: giving reason for pride or boasting.—n. Proud′-flesh, a growth or excrescence of flesh in a wound.—adjs. Proud′-heart′ed (Shak.), having a proud spirit; Proud′ish, somewhat proud.—adv. Proud′ly.—adj. Proud′-mind′ed (Shak.), proud in mind.—n. Proud′ness, the state or quality of being proud: pride.—adjs. Proud′-pied (Shak.), gorgeously variegated; Proud′-stom′ached, of haughty spirit, arrogant. [A.S. prut, proud, prýte, pride.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'proud' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3207
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Rank popularity for the word 'proud' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2885
Rank popularity for the word 'proud' in Adjectives Frequency: #420
The numerical value of proud in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of proud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- فخور, مغرورArabic
- orgullós, arrogantCatalan, Valencian
- pyšný, hrdý, slavnýCzech
- ylimielinen, koppava, ylpeä, kopea, uljas, kunniakasFinnish
- orgueilleux, fierFrench
- rom, grutskWestern Frisian
- pròiseil, moiteil, uaibhreach, àrdanachScottish Gaelic
- fiero, orgogliosoItalian
- 自慢, 傲然, 傲慢, 盛り上がった, 誇らしい, 自信過剰, 嬉しい, 高慢Japanese
- augstprātīgs, lepnsLatvian
- sombong, banggaMalay
- trots, fierDutch
- wyniosły, dumnyPolish
- orgulhoso, soberboPortuguese
- надменный, заносчивый, гордый, высокомерный, спесивыйRussian
- tự hàoVietnamese
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