- 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.
verb (prides, priding, prided, prided)
- The pride of the peacock is the glory of God."William Blake
- 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.
- 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.
- Show; ostentation; glory.
- Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,
- to be in the pride of one's life.
- Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness.
- Lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
- A company of lions.
- To experience or pride.
Etymology: pride, prute from pryte
- 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 and fall in with a bad crowd.
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