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Synonyms for pride

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pride, pridefulness(noun)

    a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

    pridefulness, superbia

    humbleness, humility

  2. pride(noun)

    satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements

    "he takes pride in his son's success"

    pridefulness, superbia

    humbleness, humility

  3. pride(noun)

    the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards

    pridefulness, superbia

    humility, humbleness

  4. pride(noun)

    a group of lions

    pridefulness, superbia

    humility, humbleness

  5. pride, superbia(verb)

    unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)

    pridefulness, superbia

    humbleness, humility

  6. pride, plume, congratulate(verb)

    be proud of

    "He prides himself on making it into law school"

    felicitate, hook, primp, surcharge, plume, overcharge, dress, congratulate, preen, compliment, rob, gazump, fleece, soak, pluck

    humbleness, humility


  1. pride(noun)

    A company of lions.

    prid, sandpiper

  2. pride(noun)

    To take or experience pride in something, be proud of it.

    I pride myself on being a good judge of character, but pride goes before the fall and I'm not a good judge of my own character so I'm often wrong without knowing it.

    sandpiper, prid

  3. 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.

    prid, sandpiper

  4. pride(noun)

    Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain; hubris.

    sandpiper, prid

  5. 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.

    prid, sandpiper

  6. pride(noun)

    The small European lamprey species Petromyzon branchialis.

    prid, sandpiper

  7. pride(noun)

    Show; ostentation; glory.

    prid, sandpiper

  8. pride(noun)

    Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,

    sandpiper, prid

  9. pride(noun)

    Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness.

    sandpiper, prid

  10. pride(noun)

    Lust; sexual desire; especially, excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.

    sandpiper, prid

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pride

    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

    humility, lowliness, meekness, modesty, self-abasement, self-distrust

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pride

    loftiness, haughtiness, lordliness, self-exaltation, arrogance, conceit, vainglory

    lowliness, meekness, modesty, self-distrust

Editors Contribution

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pride(n.)

    self-esteem, self-exaltation, self-complacency, self-sufficiency, conceit

  2. pride(n.)

    haughtiness, loftiness, lordliness, superciliousness, assumption, insolence, vain-glory, arrogance, HAUTEUR, presumption

  3. pride(n.)

    elevation (of character), dignity, self-respect

  4. pride(n.)

    ornament, decoration, splendor, show, lustre, brightness, effulgence, glory

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pride(n)

    self-esteem, self-respect, haughtiness, arrogance, hauteur, superciliousness, contumely, conceit, vanity, priggishness, lordliness, imperiousness

    humility, shame, self-abasement, modesty, lowliness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pride":

    proud, stolz, hubris, self-esteem, fakhr, self-respect

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How to use pride in a sentence?

  1. Nicola Triscott:

    Once their basic needs are fulfilled, they need to nourish their spirit, their self-esteem and their pride in themselves, i think hip-hop really helps to do that, because it's such a young person's art form -- it came off the streets and it's about one-on-one teaching. There's this great spirit of sharing in hip hop.

  2. Jennie Blair:

    I remember holding hands as we leaped over the fire pit at the finish line and then collapsing -- exhausted from joy, running, heat, loss, life and pride.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I often think of Shelley's famous insightful sonnet "Ozymandias" that brilliantly depicts the inevitable fall of all foolishly arrogant leaders and their huge empires built in pretensions to their self-proclaimed greatness. Nature and Time always prevail and overtake ultimately, when nothing remains of those great empires or the arrogant leaders.....and only the lone and level sands stretch far away. Vanity, false pride and arrogance never win, in my view. Humility is the true key success. Here is that famous sonnet "Ozymandias" by Percy Shelley, written in January 1818, nearly 200 years ago. "I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.

  4. State John Kerry:

    Everybody ought to celebrate it, Republican or Democrat alike, it’s a breakthrough, and I think that whether you’re voting for Trump or you’re voting for her or whoever, you ought to take pride.

  5. Kim Ji-mun:

    We young people might seem uninterested in politics but we have pride in the principles of democracy.

Translations for pride

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  • فخرArabic
  • orgullCatalan, Valencian
  • smečka, hrdostCzech
  • stolthedDanish
  • 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
  • غرورPersian
  • ylpeys, ylvästely, huippu, ylimielisyys, kopeus, lauma, ylpeydenaihe, kiimaFinnish
  • erniFaroese
  • orgueil, fiertéFrench
  • uaillScottish Gaelic
  • גאווהHebrew
  • ऐंठ, गर्व, आरोह, ऊंचाईHindi
  • falkaHungarian
  • գոռոզություն, հպարտությունArmenian
  • kebanggaanIndonesian
  • stoltIcelandic
  • orgoglio, superbiaItalian
  • גאווהHebrew
  • プライド, 傲慢, 自慢, 誇りJapanese
  • სიამაყეGeorgian
  • មោទនភាពKhmer
  • 자랑Korean
  • شانازیKurdish
  • superbiaLatin
  • lepnība, lepnums, iedomībaLatvian
  • гордостMacedonian
  • kapsones, zelfbewustzijn, trots, fierheid, eigendunk, hoogmoed, troep, eigenwaan, eergevoel, zelfvoldaanheidDutch
  • stolthet, flokk, selvbevissthet, brunstNorwegian
  • dumaPolish
  • orgulho, soberba, alcateia, nariz empinadoPortuguese
  • îngâmfare, mândrie, orgoliu, trufieRomanian
  • гордость, разгар, прайд, заносчивость, высокомерие, гордыня, чванство, расцвет, спесьRussian
  • čoporSerbo-Croatian
  • ponòsSlovene
  • flock, stolthet, igelnejonöga, prål, höjdpunkt, topp, vara stolt, skrytsamhet, vräkighetSwedish
  • dahaSwahili
  • అహంకారంTelugu
  • gururTurkish
  • فخرUrdu
  • tự hàoVietnamese
  • firtéWalloon
  • 自豪Chinese

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