Proud meaning

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Feeling or showing great pride or joy, as from being honored.
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Of great dignity; honored.

A proud name.

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Stately; splendid.

A proud fleet.

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Spirited; of high mettle.

A proud stallion.

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Spirited. Used of an animal.

Proud steeds.

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Filled with or showing excessive self-esteem.

A proud and haughty aristocrat.

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Majestic; magnificent.

Proud alpine peaks.

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That is an occasion or cause of pride; highly gratifying.
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Valiant.
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Gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event.

I am proud of Sivu's schoolwork.

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Possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves.

I was too proud to apologise.

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Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.

It was a proud day when we finally won the championship.

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Standing out or raised; swollen.

After it had healed, the scar tissue stood proud of his flesh.

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Having or showing a proper pride in oneself, one's position, one's family, etc.
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Having or showing an overweening opinion of oneself, one's position, etc.; arrogant; haughty.
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Arising from or caused by pride; presumptuous.
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The definition of proud is having self-pride, being arrogant, or feeling great joy and honor.

An example of proud is the honorable head of a happy family.

An example of proud is a person who won't admit they are wrong after being proven so.

An example of proud is a father holding his baby for the first time.

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Feeling pleasurable satisfaction over an act, possession, quality, or relationship by which one measures one's stature or self-worth.

Proud of one's child; proud to serve one's country.

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Occasioning or being a reason for pride.

A proud moment when she received her diploma.

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Feeling or showing justifiable self-respect.

Too proud to beg.

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(chiefly biblical) Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
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Happy, usually used with a sense of honor, as in "I'm so proud to have you in our town." But occasionally just plain happy as in "I'm proud to see gas prices down." This is a widespread colloquial usage in the southern United States.
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do oneself proud
  • To do extremely well.
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proud of
  • Highly pleased with or exulting in.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

do oneself proud
proud of

Origin of proud

  • Middle English from Old English prūd from Old French prou, prud brave, virtuous oblique case of prouz from Vulgar Latin prōdis from Late Latin prōde advantageous from Latin prōdesse to be good prōd- for (variant of prō-) (with d on the model of red-) (prevocalic variant of re- back, again pro–1) esse to be es- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English proud, prout, prut, from Old English prÅ«d, prÅ«t ("proud, arrogant, haughty"; compare Old English prȳtung (“pride"); prȳde, prȳte (“pride")). Cognate with German Low German praud, Old Norse prúðr ("gallant, brave, magnificent, stately, handsome, fine"; > Icelandic prúður, Middle Swedish prudh, Danish prud), of unknown origin. Perhaps from Vulgar Latin, from Old French prod, prud ("brave, gallant"; > French preux), from an assumed Late Latin *prōdis, related to Latin prōdesse (“to be of value"); however, the Old English umlaut derivatives prȳte, prȳtian, etc. suggest the word may be older and possibly native. See also pride.

    From Wiktionary