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 (hyo͞o′brĭs) also hy·bris (hī′-)
Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance: "There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris" (McGeorge Bundy).

[Greek, excessive pride, wanton violence; see ud- in Indo-European roots.]

hu·bris′tic (-brĭs′tĭk) adj.
hu·bris′tic·al·ly adv.


in a presumptuous or arrogant manner
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