Hubris meaning

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Wanton insolence or arrogance resulting from excessive pride or from passion.
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Hubris is defined as arrogance or excessive pride.

An example of hubris is the trait that Roy Hobbs has in The Natural.

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Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.
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Excessive pride, presumption or arrogance (originally toward the gods).
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Origin of hubris

  • Greek excessive pride, wanton violence ud- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ὕβρις (hybris, “insolence, sexual outrage”).

    From Wiktionary