Definitions of proud

  1. feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure's 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Having too great selfesteem; arrogant; haughty; having proper self-respect; as, too proud to beg; having a feeling of glad satisfaction; as, proud of a friend's success; gratifled; spirited; grand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Having excessive selfesteem: arrogant: haughty: daring: grand: ostentatious. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Having pride; haughty; exalted; grand. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Feeling or manifesting pride; arrogant; haughty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Being a cause of honorable pride. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Having inordinate self-esteem; arrogant; haughty; presumptuous; lofty; of lofty mien; ostentatious; exciting pride; fungous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Having inordinate self-esteem; lofty of mien; grand of person; possessing an unreasonable opinion of one's own excellence; conceited; arrogant; haughty; diseased or fungous, as proud flesh. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for proud

  1. You made me very proud – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  2. I was so proud of them. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey