- Hubris is defined as arrogance or excessive pride.
An example of hubris is the trait that Roy Hobbs has in The Natural.
Origin: Gr hybris from Indo-European base ud-, up (from source out) plush an unverified form gwerī-, heavy: basic sense probably “to rush at impetuously”
- hubristic adjective
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Origin: Greek, excessive pride, wanton violence; see ud- in Indo-European roots.
- hu·brisˈtic adjective
- hu·brisˈtic·al·ly adverb