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Definition of "hubris" []

  • Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance: "There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris” ( McGeorge Bundy). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hubris" in a sentence
  • "But then again – hubris makes men believe they are immune to normal cause and effects – hubris is the underminer of the very egos it inflates"
  • "I know, I know, indulging in hubris is something heretofore unknown among writers on the internet."
  • "When Aristotle immortalized the term hubris, he could well have been talking about Sean Graney, the experimental Chicago theater director who, this fall, decided to adapt and stage not one Sophoclean drama, but all seven at once."