prideful


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pride·ful

 (prīd′fəl)
adj.
1. Arrogant; disdainful.
2. Highly pleased; elated.

pride′ful·ly adv.
pride′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prideful - having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
2.prideful - joyful and proud especially because of triumph or successprideful - joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success; "rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day"; "a triumphal success"; "a triumphant shout"
elated - exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; "the elated winner"; "felt elated and excited"

prideful

adjective
1. Overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance:
2. Properly valuing oneself, one's honor, or one's dignity:
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Many moons ago, when he had been much smaller, he had desired the skin of Sabor, the lioness, or Numa, the lion, or Sheeta, the leopard to cover his hairless body that he might no longer resemble hideous Histah, the snake; but now he was proud of his sleek skin for it betokened his descent from a mighty race, and the conflicting desires to go naked in prideful proof of his ancestry, or to conform to the customs of his own kind and wear hideous and uncomfortable apparel found first one and then the other in the ascendency.
Instead of the customary humble and grateful thanks from the non-escorted one there was to be perceived a high- poised head, a prideful dimpling at the corners of a broad mouth, and almost a sparkle in a dull brown eye.
Saxon, hurt as a prideful woman can be hurt by cavalier treatment, was tempted to cry out the name and prowess of her new-found protector.
"And don't fail to mark, in the light of what is to come, that she was a prideful woman.
But thou didst put a spell on the Mahratta with prideful workings - I watched thee - and with sidelong glances to bewilder an old old man and a foolish farmer: whence calamity and suspicion.'
To protest or disobey the archbishop's directive is both prideful and arrogant.
Time was, though, when they were prideful, deploring cluelessness.
By helping others help themselves become better, he is extremely prideful.
In the ceremony, representative of Khwaja-Omari appreciated and thanked ANDSF and told residents of the area: Under the pretext of Jihad Taliban massacre and loot our people and cause our offspring to be illiterate and backward, but our prideful ANDSF are the real defendants of our people and their assets.
Morrison is prideful of celebrating this incident, a vital building block to the bilateral ties between both sides.
Therefore, he urged upon the government officers and officials to adopt of providing indiscriminate service to the people and prove themselves as responsible and prideful members of the administrative service delivery and nation building agencies.
Van Doren broke his silence in 2008, writing an account of his downfall in The New Yorker and how he finally had publicly admitted a half-century earlier that he was "foolish, naive, prideful and avaricious."