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Definition of "prideful" [pride•ful]

  • Arrogant; disdainful. (adjective)
  • Highly pleased; elated. (adjective)

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 "prideful" in a sentence
  • "But, then again, I've been called a prideful ass on a number of occasions, so maybe I'm lucky enough to be impervious to women's debasing temptations."
  • "I hope your pride day was 'prideful' ... and I remain, even with this little disagreement, your biggest fan."
  • "It is interesting to note that the priest advisor to the members of this group has suggested that a desire to attend the Tridentine Latin Mass is "prideful" and the Tridentine Mass itself is "from the devil.""