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pride

 (prīd)
n.
1. A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect.
2. Pleasure or satisfaction taken in an achievement, possession, or association: parental pride.
3. Arrogant or disdainful conduct or treatment; haughtiness.
4.
a. A cause or source of pleasure or satisfaction; the best of a group or class: These soldiers were their country's pride.
b. The most successful or thriving condition; prime: the pride of youth.
5. An excessively high opinion of oneself; conceit.
6. Mettle or spirit in horses.
7. Zoology A group of lions, usually consisting of several related females and their offspring and a small number of unrelated adult males.
8. A flamboyant or impressive group: a pride of acrobats.
tr.v. prid·ed, prid·ing, prides
To indulge (oneself) in a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction: I pride myself on this beautiful garden.

[Middle English, from Old English prȳde, from prūd, proud; see proud.]

pride

(praɪd)
n
1. a feeling of honour and self-respect; a sense of personal worth
2. excessive self-esteem; conceit
3. a source of pride
4. satisfaction or pleasure taken in one's own or another's success, achievements, etc (esp in the phrase take (a) pride in)
5. the better or most superior part of something; flower
6. the most flourishing time
7. (Zoology) a group (of lions)
8. (Zoology) the mettle of a horse; courage; spirit
9. (Zoology) archaic sexual desire, esp in a female animal
10. archaic display, pomp, or splendour
11. pride of place the most important position
vb
12. (tr; foll by on or upon) to take pride in (oneself) for
13. (intr) to glory or revel (in)
[Old English prӯda; related to Latin prodesse to be useful, Old Norse prūthr stately; see proud]
ˈprideful adj
ˈpridefully adv

Pride

(praɪd)
n
(Biography) Thomas. died 1658, English soldier on the Parliamentary side during the Civil War. He expelled members of the Long Parliament hostile to the army (Pride's Purge, 1648) and signed Charles I's death warrant

pride

(praɪd)

n., v. prid•ed, prid•ing. n.
1. the state or quality of being proud; self-respect.
2. a feeling of gratification arising from association with something good or laudable: civic pride.
3. a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority; conceit; arrogance.
4. conduct, bearing, etc., displaying such an opinion.
5. something that causes one to be proud: Her paintings were the pride of the family.
6. the best of a group, class, etc.: This bull is the pride of the herd.
7. a group of lions.
8. the most flourishing state or period; prime.
9. mettle in a horse.
10. splendor, magnificence, or pomp.
v.t.
11. to indulge (oneself) in a feeling of pride (usu. fol. by on or upon): He prides himself on his good memory.
Idioms:
take pride in, to be proud of.
[before 1000; Middle English (n.); Old English prȳde (c. Old Norse prȳthi bravery, pomp), derivative of prūd proud]
pride′ful, adj.
pride′ful•ly, adv.
pride′ful•ness, n.
syn: pride, conceit, egotism, vanity imply a favorable view of one's own appearance, advantages, achievements, etc., and often apply to offensive characteristics. pride is a lofty and often arrogant assumption of superiority in some respect: Pride must have a fall. conceit implies an exaggerated estimate of one's own abilities or attainments, together with pride: blinded by conceit. egotism implies an excessive preoccupation with oneself or with one's own concerns, usu. but not always accompanied by pride or conceit: Her egotism blinded her to others' difficulties. vanity implies self-admiration and an excessive desire to be admired by others: His vanity was easily flattered.

Pride

(praɪd)

n.
Thomas, died 1658, English soldier and regicide.

Pride

 a group, band, or flock of animals.
Examples: pride of lions, 1486; of peacocks (a peacock with feathers outspread is said to be ‘in his pride’), 1530.

Pride

 
  1. Accepts [a situation] as proudly as the mother of a Bar Mitzvah boy accepts his cracked-voice singing at the sabbath service —Ira Wood
  2. Beamed pride … like a mother whose son has won everything on school prize day —Louis Bromfield
  3. Dignified and beautiful as a Beethoven sonata —Israel Zangwill
  4. Dignified as a state funeral —Anon
  5. Felt as though he had feathers which had puffed up with pride —Pamela Hansford Johnson

    The pride thus described in Johnson’s novel, The Good Husband, is caused by the admiring glances lavished upon an attractive companion.

  6. Felt pride rising up through his chest like gas —Margaret Millar
  7. Felt so proud, as though he had saved a life —Mary Hood
  8. For a man to say all the excellent things that can be said upon one, and call that his Epitaph, is as if a painter should make the handsomest piece he can possibly make, and say ‘twas my picture —John Selden
  9. Like a freshly lit lamp, expanding and bright with triumph —Julia O’Faolain
  10. Looking very proud like he’s discovered some sort of rare bird —Hilary Masters
  11. My pride stung like a slapped cheek —John Hersey
  12. Pride is as loud a beggar as want —Benjamin Franklin
  13. Pride is to character, like the attic to the house … the highest part, and generally the most empty —John Gay
  14. Pride like humility, is destroyed by one’s insistence that he possesses it —Kenneth P. Clark
  15. Pride, like the magnet, constantly points to one object, self; but unlike the magnet, it has no attractive pole but at all points repels —Charles Caleb Colton
  16. Pride steams off you like the stink of cancer —William Alfred
  17. Proud as a cock on his own dunghill —Turkish proverb
  18. Proud as a hen that gets a duck for a chicken —Dion Boucciault
  19. (Sat there …) proud as an idol —Hermann Hesse
  20. Proud as a peacock; all strut and show —H. G. Bohn’s Handbook of Proverbs

    Probably the best known and most used of the many “Proud as” similes. The original used the Old English ‘shew’ instead of ‘show.’

  21. Proud as a stork —John Betjeman
  22. Proud as Satan himself (and as unapproachable) —Ivan Turgenev
  23. (They carefully tend to their garden and show off their vegetables like ….) proud new parents —Marian Thurm
  24. Saw his dignity slip away like a blanket —Beryl Markham
  25. Show [as success or dating a beautiful woman] off like a rose in a buttonhole —Milton R. Sapirstein
  26. (The curate) sounded proud, like somebody who brushed his teeth with table salt —J. F. Powers
  27. Swelled like a frog about to croak —Rita Mae Brown
  28. Swelled with pride like a turkey cock —Ben Ames Williams
  29. Swelling up [with pride] like a robin —Stephen Vincent Benét
  30. Wear your pride like a chevron on your sleeve —George Garrett

pride

The following words can all be used to describe someone who has a high opinion of themselves:

arrogantconceitedhaughtyproudself-respecting
self-satisfiedsmugsuperciliousvain 
1. words used to show approval

Proud and self-respecting are used in a complimentary way.

...with millions of decent, proud, hard-working people.
...so that they grow into responsible and self-respecting citizens.

However, proud is also sometimes used to show disapproval.

She was too proud to apologize.
2. words used to show disapproval

Arrogant, conceited, haughty, self-satisfied, smug, and supercilious are all used to describe someone who thinks they are better than other people. These words show disapproval.

I hope I didn't sound like a conceited know-it-all.
...his smooth, smug brother-in-law.
They were standing by themselves looking supercilious and remote.

Arrogant is used to describe people who behave in an unpleasant way towards other people.

My husband was an arrogant, bullying little drunkard.

Haughty is used in writing, not in conversation.

He spoke in a haughty tone.

Vain also shows disapproval. It is used to describe someone who thinks they are very good-looking, or very clever or talented.

I think he is shallow, vain and untrustworthy.

pride


Past participle: prided
Gerund: priding

Imperative
pride
pride
Present
I pride
you pride
he/she/it prides
we pride
you pride
they pride
Preterite
I prided
you prided
he/she/it prided
we prided
you prided
they prided
Present Continuous
I am priding
you are priding
he/she/it is priding
we are priding
you are priding
they are priding
Present Perfect
I have prided
you have prided
he/she/it has prided
we have prided
you have prided
they have prided
Past Continuous
I was priding
you were priding
he/she/it was priding
we were priding
you were priding
they were priding
Past Perfect
I had prided
you had prided
he/she/it had prided
we had prided
you had prided
they had prided
Future
I will pride
you will pride
he/she/it will pride
we will pride
you will pride
they will pride
Future Perfect
I will have prided
you will have prided
he/she/it will have prided
we will have prided
you will have prided
they will have prided
Future Continuous
I will be priding
you will be priding
he/she/it will be priding
we will be priding
you will be priding
they will be priding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been priding
you have been priding
he/she/it has been priding
we have been priding
you have been priding
they have been priding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been priding
you will have been priding
he/she/it will have been priding
we will have been priding
you will have been priding
they will have been priding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been priding
you had been priding
he/she/it had been priding
we had been priding
you had been priding
they had been priding
Conditional
I would pride
you would pride
he/she/it would pride
we would pride
you would pride
they would pride
Past Conditional
I would have prided
you would have prided
he/she/it would have prided
we would have prided
you would have prided
they would have prided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pride - a feeling of self-respect and personal worthpride - a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
dignity, self-regard, self-respect, self-worth - the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect; "it was beneath his dignity to cheat"; "showed his true dignity when under pressure"
self-esteem, self-pride - a feeling of pride in yourself
ego, self-importance, egotism - an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanity - feelings of excessive pride
humbleness, humility - a humble feeling; "he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope"
2.pride - satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements; "he takes pride in his son's success"
civic pride, civic spirit - pride in your city
satisfaction - the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"
3.pride - the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
4.pride - a group of lions
king of beasts, lion, Panthera leo - large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
animal group - a group of animals
5.pride - unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
deadly sin, mortal sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins"
arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness - overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
Verb1.pride - be proud of; "He prides himself on making it into law school"
feel, experience - undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"

pride

noun
1. satisfaction, achievement, fulfilment, delight, content, pleasure, joy, gratification the sense of pride in a job well done
2. self-respect, honour, ego, dignity, self-esteem, self-image, self-worth, amour-propre (French) Her rejection was a severe blow to his pride.
4. elite, pick, best, choice, flower, prize, cream, glory, boast, treasure, jewel, gem, pride and joy This glittering dress is the pride of her collection.
pride yourself on something be proud of, revel in, boast of, glory in, vaunt, take pride in, brag about, crow about, exult in, congratulate yourself on, flatter yourself, pique yourself, plume yourself He prides himself on being able to organise his own life.
Quotations
"Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall" Bible: Proverbs
"And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin"
"Is pride that apes humility" [Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Devil's Thoughts]

pride

noun
1. A sense of one's own dignity or worth:
3. A regarding of oneself with undue favor:
Slang: ego trip.
verb
To be proud of (oneself), as for an accomplishment or achievement:
Translations
جَماعَةٌ من الأسود او الطواويسعِزَّة نَفْس، إباءفَخْركِبْرِياء، إعْتِزاز، فَخْر
hrdostpýchasmečka
stolthedæresfølelseflok
StolzRudelHochmutkleines Neunauge
ylpeysylvästelyhuippukiimakopeus
ponos
önérzet
-hjörî, -hópurstolt
誇り傲慢自慢
긍지
būti pasididžiavimugarbingiausia vietapasididžiavimassavigarba
barslepnumspašlepnums
hrdosť
ponos
stolthet
ความภาคภูมิใจ
sự tự hào

pride

[praɪd]
A. N
1. (= pleasure, satisfaction) → orgullo m
civic/national prideorgullo m cívico/nacional
it is a source of pride to us thates para nosotros un motivo de orgullo el que ...
to take (a) pride in sth/in doing sth he takes a pride in his appearancese preocupa mucho por su aspecto
she could take no pride in what she had doneno podía enorgullecerse or estar orgullosa de lo que había hecho
we take pride in offering you the highest standardsnos enorgullecemos or estamos orgullosos de ofrecerle la mejor calidad
to have or take pride of place (lit, fig) → ocupar el lugar de honor
the photo takes pride of place on the mantlepiecela foto ocupa el lugar de honor en la repisa de la chimenea
2. (= conceit) → orgullo m, soberbia f, arrogancia f
pride comes or goes before a fallmás dura será la caída
3. (= self-respect) → orgullo m, amor m propio
false pridepresuntuosidad f
I wouldn't ask him any favours, I have my prideno le pediría ningún favor, tengo mi orgullo or amor propio
to hurt or wound sb's prideherir a algn en su amor propio
see also swallow A2
4. (= source of pride) → orgullo m
he's the pride of the familyes el orgullo de la familia
his roses are his pride and joysus rosas son su orgullo
5. [of lions] → manada f
B. VT to pride o.s. on sth: he prides himself on his punctualityse precia de ser puntual
she prides herself on not owning a TVestá orgullosa de no tener televisor

pride

[ˈpraɪd]
n
(= feeling proud) → fierté f
the sense of pride in a job well done → la fierté du travail bien fait
to take pride in sb/sth → être fier/ière de qn/qch
to take great pride in sth → tirer une grande fierté de qch
I take very great pride in the success of my children → Je tire une très grande fierté du succès de mes enfants.
to take a pride in doing sth → être fier/ière de faire qch
to be sb's pride and joy → être la fierté de qn
(= arrogance) → orgueil m
(= self-esteem) → fierté f
His pride forbids him to ask Arthur's help → Sa fierté lui interdit de demander l'aide d'Arthur.
a blow to sb's pride → une atteinte à la fierté de qn, une atteinte à l'orgueil de qn
to swallow one's pride → ravaler son orgueil
to have pride of place → occuper une place de choix
Three framed banknotes have pride of place in his office → Trois billets encadrés occupent une place de choix dans son bureau.
to take pride of place → occuper une place de choix
to give pride of place to sth → donner une place de choix à qch
vt
to pride o.s. on sth → s'enorgueillir de qch
to pride o.s. on doing sth → s'enorgueillir de faire qch

pride

n
Stolz m; (= arrogance)Hochmut m; to have too much pride to do somethingzu stolz sein, um etw zu tun; to take (a) pride in somethingauf etw (acc)stolz sein; to take (a) pride in one’s appearanceWert auf sein Äußeres legen; to be a (great) source of pride to somebodyjdn mit (großem) Stolz erfüllen; her pride and joyihr ganzer Stolz; the pride of the armyder Stolz der Armee; to have or take pride of placeden Ehrenplatz einnehmen; pride comes before a fall (prov) → Hochmut kommt vor dem Fall (Prov)
(of lions)Rudel nt
vr to pride oneself on somethingsich einer Sache (gen)rühmen; I pride myself on being an expert in this fieldich darf wohl behaupten, mich auf diesem Gebiet auszukennen; he prides himself on the succinctness of his proseer rühmt sich des knappen Stils seiner Prosa

pride

[praɪd]
1. n
a. (arrogance) → superbia, orgoglio; (self-respect) → orgoglio, amor proprio; (satisfaction) → fierezza
false pride → falso orgoglio
to take (a) pride in (appearance, punctuality) → tenere molto a (children, achievements) → essere orgoglioso/a di
she takes (a) pride in arriving on time → ci tiene molto ad essere sempre puntuale
his pride was hurt → fu ferito nell'orgoglio
she is a (great) source of pride to him → è (molto) fiero or orgoglioso di lei
her plants are her pride and joy → le sue piante sono il suo orgoglio or vanto
to have pride of place → essere al primo posto
b. (of lions) → branco
2. vt to pride o.s. on sthessere orgoglioso/a di qc

pride

(praid) noun
1. a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction at one's achievements, possessions, family etc. She looked with pride at her handsome sons.
2. personal dignity. His pride was hurt by her criticism.
3. a group (of lions or of peacocks). a pride of lions.
be the pride and joy of
to be the object of the pride of. He was his parents' pride and joy.
the pride of
the finest thing in (a certain group etc). The pride of our collection is this painting
pride of place
the most important place. They gave pride of place at the exhibition to a Chinese vase.
pride oneself on
to take pride in, or feel satisfaction with (something one has done, achieved etc). He prides himself on his driving skill.
take pride in
to feel pride about. You should take more pride in (=care more for) your appearance.

pride

فَخْر pýcha stolthed Stolz περηφάνεια orgullo ylpeys fierté ponos orgoglio 誇り 긍지 trots stolthet duma orgulho гордость stolthet ความภาคภูมิใจ gurur sự tự hào 骄傲

pride

n orgullo
References in classic literature ?
So they soon forgot their pride and interchanged kindnesses without stopping to think which was the greater.
Through Main Street and up and down Buckeye Street he went, bowing gravely to the peo- ple, while his wife, afire with secret pride, looked at him out of the corners of her eyes and worried lest the horse become frightened and run away.
He brought it into the sitting-room with him and tapped it with some pride as he stood warming his hands.
Major Heyward was mistaken only in suffering his youthful and generous pride to suppress his active watchfulness.
If his ideas were occasionally too clever, and not always consistent with a high sense of honor, she was none the less interested to know the ethics of that world of speculation into which her father had plunged, and the more convinced, with mingled sense of pride and anxiety, that his still dominant gentlemanhood would prevent his coping with it on equal terms.
There it rose, a little withdrawn from the line of the street, but in pride, not modesty.
But all these foolish arguments of old Sag-Harbor only evinced his foolish pride of reason --a thing still more reprehensible in him, seeing that he had but little learning except what he had picked up from the sun and the sea.
But you see, I am sore myself; that horse is the pride of my heart, to say nothing of his being such a favorite with the master and mistress; and to think that his life may be flung away in this manner is more than I can bear.
The truth was, the nation as a body was in the world for one object, and one only: to grovel before king and Church and noble; to slave for them, sweat blood for them, starve that they might be fed, work that they might play, drink misery to the dregs that they might be happy, go naked that they might wear silks and jewels, pay taxes that they might be spared from pay- ing them, be familiar all their lives with the degrading language and postures of adulation that they might walk in pride and think themselves the gods of this world.
I have no patience with the pride and perversity of the young women of the present day.
Lorry saw that there was a new sustaining pride in it.
There was pride in his voice,--pardonable pride, I thought, for who of us would not be proud to be able to build his own house from floor to chimney?