a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
"he takes pride in his son's success"
the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
a group of lions
unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
pride, plume, congratulate(verb)
be proud of
"He prides himself on making it into law school"
pride(noun)The quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve and often contempt of others.
pride(noun)A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; -- in a good sense.
pride(noun)Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain; hubris.
pride(noun)That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children etc.
pride(noun)The small European lamprey species Petromyzon branchialis.
pride(noun)Show; ostentation; glory.
pride(noun)Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,
pride(noun)Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness.
pride(noun)Lust; sexual desire; especially, excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Haughtiness thinks highly of itself and poorly of others. Arrogance claims much for itself and concedes little to others. Pride is an absorbing sense of one's own greatness; haughtiness feels one's own superiority to others; disdain sees contemptuously the inferiority of others to oneself. Presumption claims place or privilege above one's right; pride deems nothing too high. Insolence is open and rude expression of contempt and hostility, generally from an inferior to a superior, as from a servant to a master or mistress. In the presence of superiors overweening pride manifests itself in presumption or insolence; in the presence of inferiors, or those supposed to be inferior, pride manifests itself by arrogance, disdain, haughtiness, superciliousness, or in either case often by cold reserve. (See RESERVE under MODESTY.) Pride is too self-satisfied to care for praise; vanity intensely craves admiration and applause. Superciliousness, as if by the uplifted eyebrow, as its etymology suggests (Latin supercilium, eyebrow, from super, over and cilium, eyelid), silently manifests mingled haughtiness and disdain. Assumption quietly takes for granted superiority and privilege which others would be slow to concede. Conceit and vanity are associated with weakness, pride with strength. Conceit may be founded upon nothing; pride is founded upon something that one is, or has, or has done; vanity, too, is commonly founded on something real, tho far slighter than would afford foundation for pride. Vanity is eager for admiration and praise, is elated if they are rendered, and pained if they are withheld, and seeks them; pride could never solicit admiration or praise. Conceit is somewhat stronger than self-conceit. Self-conceit is ridiculous; conceit is offensive. Self-respect is a thoroughly worthy feeling; self-esteem is a more generous estimate of one's own character and abilities than the rest of the world are ready to allow. Vainglory is more pompous and boastful than vanity. Compare EGOTISM; OSTENTATION.
arrogance, assumption, conceit, disdain, haughtiness, insolence, ostentation, presumption, reserve, self-complacency, self-conceit, self-esteem, self-exaltation, self-respect, superciliousness, vainglory, vanity
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- orgullCatalan, Valencian
- smečka, hrdostCzech
- Stolz, Hochmut, Stolz sein auf, Trotz, Dünkel, kleines Neunauge, RudelGerman
- υπερηφανεύομαι, οίηση, υπερηφάνεια, υπεροψία, περιφρόνηση, εγωισμός, καμαρώνω, αυταρέσκεια, αγέλη, αξιοπρέπειαGreek
- ser orgulloso de, soberbia, orgullo, enorgullecerse, manadaSpanish
- ylpeys, ylvästely, huippu, ylimielisyys, kopeus, lauma, ylpeydenaihe, kiimaFinnish
- orgueil, fiertéFrench
- uaillScottish Gaelic
- ऐंठ, गर्व, आरोह, ऊंचाईHindi
- գոռոզություն, հպարտությունArmenian
- orgoglio, superbiaItalian
- プライド, 傲慢, 自慢, 誇りJapanese
- lepnība, lepnums, iedomībaLatvian
- kapsones, zelfbewustzijn, trots, fierheid, eigendunk, hoogmoed, troep, eigenwaan, eergevoel, zelfvoldaanheidDutch
- stolthet, flokk, selvbevissthet, brunstNorwegian
- orgulho, soberba, alcateia, nariz empinadoPortuguese
- îngâmfare, mândrie, orgoliu, trufieRomanian
- гордость, разгар, прайд, заносчивость, высокомерие, гордыня, чванство, расцвет, спесьRussian
- flock, stolthet, igelnejonöga, prål, höjdpunkt, topp, vara stolt, skrytsamhet, vräkighetSwedish
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