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hu·bris(hyo͞o′brĭs) also hy·bris (hī′-)
Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance: "There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris" (McGeorge Bundy).
hu·bris′tic (-brĭs′tĭk) adj.
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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
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hu•bris(ˈhyu brɪs, ˈhu-)
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
[1880–85; < Greek hýbris insolence]
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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.
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noun pride, vanity, arrogance, conceit, self-importance, haughtiness, conceitedness a tale of how an honourable man was afflicted with hubris
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hubris[ˈhjuːbrɪs] n (= arrogance) → arrogance f
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