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hu·bris

 (hyo͞o′brĭs) also hy·bris (hī′-)
n.
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.

hubris

(ˈhjuːbrɪs) or

hybris

n
1. pride or arrogance
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc, ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin
[C19: from Greek]
huˈbristic, hyˈbristic adj

hu•bris

(ˈhyu brɪs, ˈhu-)

n.
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
[1880–85; < Greek hýbris insolence]
hu•bris′tic, adj.

hubris

An ancient Greek word meaning pride or arrogance, used particularly to mean the kind of excessive pride or conceit that often brings about someone’s downfall.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hubris - overbearing pride or presumption
arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness - overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

hubris

noun pride, vanity, arrogance, conceit, self-importance, haughtiness, conceitedness a tale of how an honourable man was afflicted with hubris
Translations
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hubris

[ˈhjuːbrɪs] Norgullo m desmesurado

hubris

[ˈhjuːbrɪs] n (= arrogance) → arrogance f

hubris

n (liter)Anmaßung f; (esp in Greek drama) → Hybris f
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