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Proud definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Having inordinate self-esteem; possessing a high or unreasonable conceit of one's own excellence, either of body or mind. A man may be proud of his person, of his talents,of his accomplishments or of his achievements. He may be proud of any thing to which he bears some relation. He may be proud of his country, his government, his equipage, or of whatever may, by association, gratify his esteem of himself. He may even be proud of his religion or of his church. He conceives that any thing excellent or valuable, in which he has a share, or to which he stands related, contributes to his own importance, and this conception exalts his opinion of himself. Proud is followed by of, before the object, supra.
2. Arrogant; haughty; supercilious.
A foe so proud will not the weaker seek.
3. Daring; presumptuous.
By his understanding he smiteth through the proud. Job 26.
4. Lofty of mien; grand of person; as a proud steed.
5. Grand, lofty; splendid; magnificent.
Storms of stones from the proud temple's height.
6. Ostentatious; grand; as proud titles.
7. Splendid; exhibiting grandeur and distinction; exciting pride; as a proud day for Rome.
8. Excited by the animal appetite; applied particularly to the female of the canine species.
9. Fungous; as proud flesh.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: 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" [ant: humble]
2: having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks" [syn: gallant, lofty, majestic, proud]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pr?d, probably from Old French prod, prud, prou advantageous, just, wise, bold, from Late Latin prode advantage, advantageous, back-formation from Latin prodesse to be advantageous, from pro-, prod- for, in favor + esse to be more at pro-, is Date: before 12th century 1. feeling or showing pride: as a. having or displaying excessive self-esteem b. much pleased ; exultant c. having proper self-respect 2. a. marked by stateliness ; magnificent b. giving reason for pride ; glorious <the proudest moment in her life> 3. vigorous, spirited <a proud steed> 4. chiefly British raised above a surrounding area <a proud design on a stamp> proudly adverb Synonyms: proud, arrogant, haughty, lordly, insolent, overbearing, supercilious, disdainful mean showing scorn for inferiors. proud may suggest an assumed superiority or loftiness <too proud to take charity>. arrogant implies a claiming for oneself of more consideration or importance than is warranted <a conceited and arrogant executive>. haughty suggests a consciousness of superior birth or position <a haughty aristocrat>. lordly implies pomposity or an arrogant display of power <a lordly condescension>. insolent implies contemptuous haughtiness <ignored by an insolent waiter>. overbearing suggests a tyrannical manner or an intolerable insolence <an overbearing supervisor>. supercilious implies a cool, patronizing haughtiness <an aloof and supercilious manner>. disdainful suggests a more active and openly scornful superciliousness <disdainful of their social inferiors>.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 feeling greatly honoured or pleased (am proud to know him; proud of his friendship). 2 a (often foll. by of) valuing oneself, one's possessions, etc. highly, or esp. too highly; haughty; arrogant (proud of his ancient name). b (often in comb.) having a proper pride; satisfied (house-proud; proud of a job well done). 3 a (of an occasion etc.) justly arousing pride (a proud day for us; a proud sight). b (of an action etc.) showing pride (a proud wave of the hand). 4 (of a thing) imposing; splendid. 5 slightly projecting from a surface etc. (the nail stood proud of the plank). 6 (of flesh) overgrown round a healing wound. 7 (of water) swollen in flood. Phrases and idioms: do proud colloq. 1 treat (a person) with lavish generosity or honour (they did us proud on our anniversary). 2 (refl.) act honourably or worthily. proud-hearted haughty; arrogant. Derivatives: proudly adv. proudness n. Etymology: OE prut, prud f. OF prud, prod oblique case of pruz etc. valiant, ult. f. LL prode f. L prodesse be of value (as PRO-(1), esse be)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Proud Proud, a. [Compar. Prouder; superl. Proudest.] [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. pr[=u]t; akin to Icel. pr[=u][eth]r stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.] 1. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense; as: (a) Possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous. Nor much expect A foe so proud will first the weaker seek. --Milton. O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty ! --Shak. And shades impervious to the proud world's glare. --Keble. (b) Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country. ``Proud to be checked and soothed.'' --Keble. Are we proud men proud of being proud ? --Thackeray. 2. Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious. ``Of shadow proud.'' --Chapman. ``Proud titles.'' --Shak. `` The proud temple's height.'' --Dryden. Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud Are mantled with a golden cloud. --Keble. 3. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals. --Sir T. Browne. Note: Proud is often used with participles in the formation of compounds which, for the most part, are self-explaining; as, proud-crested, proud-minded, proud-swelling. Proud flesh (Med.), a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(prouder, proudest) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. If you feel proud, you feel pleased about something good that you possess or have done, or about something good that a person close to you has done. I felt proud of his efforts... They are proud that she is doing well at school... I am proud to be a Canadian... Derek is now the proud father of a bouncing baby girl. ? ashamed ADJ: oft ADJ of n, ADJ that/to-inf proudly 'That's the first part finished,' he said proudly. ADV: ADV with v 2. Your proudest moments or achievements are the ones that you are most proud of. This must have been one of the proudest moments of his busy and hard working life. ADJ: ADJ n, usu ADJ-superl 3. Someone who is proud has respect for themselves and does not want to lose the respect that other people have for them. He was too proud to ask his family for help and support... ADJ 4. Someone who is proud feels that they are better or more important than other people. She was said to be proud and arrogant. = arrogant ? humble ADJ [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Conceited, over-weening, self-satisfied, vain, contented, self-conscious, egotistical, assuming. 2. Arrogant, haughty, imperious, supercilious, presumptuous, lordly, lofty, vain-glorious, boastful, high-spirited, high-strung. 3. Grand, stately, noble, imposing, magnificent, splendid, ostentatious, lofty.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Desirous of copulation. A proud bitch; a bitch at heat, or desirous of a dog.

Moby Thesaurus

Babylonian, Corinthian, arrogant, assured, august, awe-inspiring, awful, barbaric, big, bloated, boastful, braggart, cavalier, cocksure, cocky, complacent, conceited, condescending, confident, contemptuous, convinced, creditable, decided, deluxe, determined, dignified, disdainful, dismissive, distinguished, domineering, egotistical, elaborate, elegant, eminent, erect, estimable, extravagant, fancy, fine, glorious, gorgeous, grand, grandiose, gratified, great, haughty, high and mighty, high-and-mighty, high-faluting, high-flown, high-handed, high-headed, high-nosed, hoity-toity, honorable, honored, house-proud, hubristic, huffy, illustrious, imperious, important, imposing, impressive, independent, insolent, lofty, lordly, luxurious, magnificent, majestic, masterful, narcissistic, noble, notable, noted, noteworthy, ostentatious, overbearing, overconfident, oversure, overweening, palatial, patronizing, persuaded, pleased with, plush, poised, pompous, posh, positive, pretentious, prideful, princely, prominent, proud as Lucifer, proud-blooded, proud-looking, proud-minded, proud-spirited, proudful, proudhearted, purse-proud, reassured, reputable, respected, resplendent, ritzy, secure, self-assured, self-conceited, self-confident, self-esteeming, self-important, self-reliant, self-respecting, self-satisfied, self-sufficient, smug, snobbish, snooty, snotty, splendacious, splendid, splendiferous, splendorous, stately, stiff-necked, stuck-up, stuffy, sublime, sumptuous, superb, supercilious, superfancy, superfine, superior, sure, swank, swanky, swell, toplofty, unafraid, undoubting, unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering, uppish, uppity, upstage, vain, vainglorious, worthy


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