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Definition of "pride" []

  • A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect. (noun)
  • Pleasure or satisfaction taken in an achievement, possession, or association: parental pride. (noun)
  • Arrogant or disdainful conduct or treatment; haughtiness. (noun)
  • A cause or source of pleasure or satisfaction; the best of a group or class: These soldiers were their country's pride. (noun)
  • The most successful or thriving condition; prime: the pride of youth. (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 "pride" in a sentence
  • "I. i.172 (320,1) strain'd pride] The oldest copy reads _strayed pride_; that is, _pride exorbitant_; pride passing due bounds."
  • "In line 508 ‘pride’ hardly gives full expression to the idea of _wlence, _ which signifies not only _pride_, but _vain pride, of empty end_."
  • "Temperate men are not governed in their religious researches by the pride of peculiarity nor the influence of party views, and a faithful trial ought to have been made in order to convince of error before the charge of _pride of peculiarity_, or the influence of party views, could with propriety have been made."