4. Extrinsic Affections


[Antonyms: humility.]

[Nouns] dignity, self-respect, mens sibi conscia recti [Vergil].

pride; haughtiness; high notions, hauteur; vainglory, crest; arrogance (assumption) [more].

proud man, highflier; fine gentleman, fine lady.

[Verbs] be proud; put a good face on; look one in the face; stalk abroad, perk oneself up; think no small beer of oneself; presume, swagger, strut; rear one's head, lift up one's head, hold up one's head; hold one's head high, look big, take the wall, "bear like the Turk no rival near the throne" [Pope], carry with a high hand; ride the high horse, mount on one's high horse; set one's back up, bridle, toss the head; give oneself airs (assume) [more]; boast [more].

pride oneself on; glory in, take a pride in; pique oneself, plume oneself, hug oneself; stand upon, be proud of; put a good face on; not hide one's light under a bushel, not put one's talent in a napkin; not think small beer of oneself (vanity) [more].

[Adjectives] dignified; stately; proud, proud-crested; lordly, baronial; lofty-minded; highsouled, high-minded, high-mettled, high-handed, high-plumed, high-flown, high-toned.

haughty lofty, high, mighty, swollen, puffed up, flushed, blown; vainglorious; purse-proud, fine; proud as a peacock, proud as Lucifer; bloated with pride.

supercilious, disdainful, bumptious, magisterial, imperious, high and mighty, overweening, consequential; arrogant [more]; unblushing [more].

stiff, stiff-necked; starch; perked stuck-up; in buckram, strait- laced; prim (affected) [more].

on one's dignity, on one's high horses,on one's tight ropes, on one's high ropes; on stilts; en grand seigneur.

[Adverbs] with head erect.

[Phrases] odi profanum vulgus et arceo [Horace].

"a duke's revenues on her back" [Henry VI]; "disdains the shadow which he treads on at noon" [Coriolanis]; "pride in their port, defiance in their eye" [Goldsmith].

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