superbity

superbity

(sʊˈpɜːbɪtɪ)
n
literary pride
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Al-Tawhidi sneers at superbity and weakness, also at ignorance and excessive egoism peculiar to many of his literary fellows.
Because Joyce expended his genius, with "crazed superbity," on pleasing himself, taking no thought of the reader: "Academics and explicators like difficult books, and Joyce helped create the industry they serve; with modern geniuses, you must have the middlemen.
All this had a superbity that Chuckie could not match but he incorporated Eve's Broadway-hit status into his own spiel.