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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.
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in a presumptuous or arrogant manner
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The pages of history are littered with leaders who hubristically believed that, rather than peacefully coexisting with their neighbors, they could exploit their temporary military superiority to conquer everything.
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While you revel in your many achievements, somewhere along the lines you are asked the secret to your success; to which you hubristically respond: 'Nothing was ever handed to me on a platter.
Laura Parker, the national coordinator of Momentum, was being interviewed on the BBC about Labour's failure to take control in Wandsworth, one of the London crown jewels that it had hubristically vowed to win.
Therefore he should take an attitude of great humility; and [when offering his own view] he should say, "Although I am not worthy [to disagree], nonetheless it is Torah [and I cannot but offer my own considered understanding]." (296) As Avi Sagi characterizes this line of thought, "these qualities lead to the epistemic skepticism that is required for Torah study, whose first object are the individual's own insights and knowledge." (297) Jewish legal actors are thus urged to constantly evaluate their own processes of halakhic engagement so as to evaluate whether they are genuinely seeking legal truth, or are hubristically imposing their own preferences upon the rabbinic tradition.
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."(11)