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Definitions of pride

  1. be proud of; "He prides himself on making it into law school" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. be proud of; "She prides herself on her son" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a feeling of self-respect and personal worth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements; "he takes pride in his son's success" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a group of lions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. A small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); -- called also prid, and sandpiper. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Show; ostentation; glory. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To be proud; to glory. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Undue self-esteem; conceit; haughtiness; disdain; high and dignified; self-respect; that of which one is proud; the best or highest part of anything; loveliness; display. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To indulge in selfesteem; as, to pride oneself. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. State or feeling of being proud: extreme self-esteem: haughtiness: noble self-esteem: that of which men are proud: that which excites boasting. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To take pride: to value (followed by a reciprocal pron.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Consciousness of dignity; self-esteem; haughtiness; that of which one is proud. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To take pride in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To be proud (of); have pride; exult; glory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Undue self-esteem. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A proper sense of personal dignity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. That of which one is proud. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. The height of excellence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Mettle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Display. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Inordinate self-esteem; haughtiness; insolence; noble self-esteem or elation of heart; elevation; decoration; splendid show; that of which one is proud. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To take pride in; to value. See Proud. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. An unreasonably high opinion of one's own superiority; insolence; rude treatment of others resulting from inordinate self-esteem; in a good sense, the noble and exalted pleasure springing from a consciousness of worth, upright conduct, or acts of benevolence; generous elation of heart; that of which men are proud, or which may excite boasting; splendour; ostentation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. To rate high; to value, as to pride one's self. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. pr[=i]d, 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. Overweening opinion of one\'s own qualities, merits, &c., a deadly sin, often personified, as P. will have a fall; arrogant bearing or conduct; (also proper p.) sense of what befits one\'s position, preventing one from doing unworthy thing, false p., mistaken feeling of this kind; feeling of elation& pleasure, as take a p. in, be proud of (person, thing, doing); object of this feeling, as he is his mother\'s p., esp. in names of plants, as LONDON p.; (Herald.) peacock in his p. (with tail expanded and wings drooping); best condition, esp. p. of GREASE; (vb) p. oneself (up)on, be proud of (thing, quality, doing). Hence prideful (chiefly Scotch), prideless, aa., pridefully adv. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, Welsh] State or quality of being proud ; inordinate self-esteem ;¬noble self - esteem ; elevation of character ;-insolence or arrogance, of demeanour ;-that of which one is proud ; that which excites boasting, as decoration ; ornament ;- show ; ostentation : honour ; elevation ; dignity ; high estate. Cabinet Dictionary

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