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What does "Pride" mean?


(n.) 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 (n.) A small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); -- called also prid, and sandpiper (n.) Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast (n.) Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life (n.) Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain (n.) Show; ostentation; glory (n.) 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 (n.) 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 in contempt of others (v. i.) To be proud; to glory (v. t.) To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively

Synonyms plume, preen, congratulate, superbia, pridefulness

Example: "He takes pride in his son's success" Example: "He prides himself on making it into law school"

Word Family prided, prides, priding