- Hubris is defined as arrogance or excessive pride.
An example of hubris is the trait that Roy Hobbs has in The Natural.
Origin of hubrisClassical Greek hybris ; from Indo-European base ud-, up (from source out) + an unverified form gwerī-, heavy: basic sense probably “to rush at impetuously”
Origin of hubrisGreek, excessive pride, wanton violence; see ud- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural hubrises)
From Ancient Greek ὕβρις (hybris, “insolence, sexual outrage”).