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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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Thatcher, too, rebelled against a consensus whereby Tories fought elections "largely on policies which 20 years ago were associated with the left, repudiated by the right", as Labour's Tony Crosland hubristically declared in the 1950s.
The general indifference with which abuses of power are received in Italy, the acquiescence, or resignation, of Italian citizens in the face of attacks on institutions and universal rights, hubristically carried out by those in power, have been widely reported.
Boiled down to its essence, the key elements are the following: The Valar reward a group of humans for their services against Morgoth by granting them long life and the island of Numenor to live on within sight of Eressea in the Undying Lands; the Valar forbid the Numenoreans to set foot in the Undying Lands; under the influence of Sauron, the Numenorean king hubristically invades Eressea in the vain hope of attaining immortality; Iluvatar responds by sending a great wave that destroys their armada and sinks Numenor; prior to this calamity Elendil's father Amandil tried to sail to Valinor to prevent it but failed and was never seen again; a small group of men under the leadership of Elendil, who were faithful to the Valar, escapes to Middle-earth.
LTCM's counterparties perceived the impressive firm to be a paragon of the industry's highest values--a combination of intelligence, market savvy, and ambition that was sure to succeed--when a more accurate assessment of LTCM might have been as an experimental engineering firm, working daringly (or hubristically, as some have argued) on the cutting edge.
Davies's executive decision to rewrite and paraphrase the vast bulk of the original text is hubristically misguided, with the most profound of Chris's internal monologues being poorly glossed or crudely conflated with other related and unrelated meditations.
His situation, he somewhat hubristically implies, is a feature of conservative, doctrinal legal history generally.
In fact, Jaffa hubristically argues that he alone is capable of correcting all the alleged misinterpretations of the Constitution.
This lifestyle is the mark, in fact, of their low status and threat to the polis; these women were not said to have acted like a Coisyra, but to have acted hubristically.
Hubristically, it announced some months ago that it intended to print a new currency.
Also stemming from the principle of respecting nature, the obligation to act within the limits of human understanding of nature can be identified in the story: the BC government and the logging industry acted hubristically, taking whatever they wanted from nature, but negative consequences followed.