- Pride is the state of holding one's self or another in high esteem.
An example of pride is the feeling a parent has when his child graduates from college.
- The definition of a pride is a group of lions.
An example of pride is the family of lions in The Lion King.
- Pride is defined as to indulge in feelings of self satisfaction.
An example of pride is to be extremely content with one's sewing skills.
pride definition by Webster's New World
- an unduly high opinion of oneself; exaggerated self-esteem; conceit
- haughty behavior resulting from this; arrogance
- proper respect for oneself; sense of one's own dignity or worth; self-respect
- delight or satisfaction in one's own or another's achievements, in associations, etc.
- a person or thing in which pride is taken
- the best of a class, group, society, etc.; pick; flower
- the best part; prime: in the pride of manhood
- mettle (in a horse)
- a group or family (of lions)
- Informal any impressive group
- magnificence; splendor
- Obsolete sexual desire
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English pryte ; from prut, proud
pride definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect.
- Pleasure or satisfaction taken in an achievement, possession, or association: parental pride.
- Arrogant or disdainful conduct or treatment; haughtiness.
- a. A cause or source of pleasure or satisfaction; the best of a group or class: These soldiers were their country's pride.b. The most successful or thriving condition; prime: the pride of youth.
- An excessively high opinion of oneself; conceit.
- Mettle or spirit in horses.
- A company of lions. See Synonyms at flock1.
- A flamboyant or impressive group: a pride of acrobats.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English prȳde, from prūd, proud; see proud.
, Thomas Died 1658.
pride - Phrases/Idioms
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