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Variant of hubris.
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a variant of hubris
hyˈbristic adj
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(ˈhyu brɪs, ˈhu-)

excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
[1880–85; < Greek hýbris insolence]
hu•bris′tic, adj.
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Similarly Friedrich (1991) finds Odysseus'behavior in the episode hybristic but is reluctant (Friedrich [1987b] 128) to acknowledge that the hero ate meat, noting that "if Austin and Newton were right, the entire ethos of the Cyclopeia would have to be seen differently."
(40) In fact, the marriage he seeks will dissipate the very social conditions that make hybristic assertions of superiority possible.
Hesiod asserted that the unjust and hybristic man discovers the error of his ways through suffering their consequences.