hubris

[ hyoo-bris, hoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF hubris
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Her hubris was in part, at all events, the result of ignorance.

Each Year arrives, waxes great, commits the sin of Hubris, and then is slain.

Every year He waxes too strong and commits "Hubris," and such sin has its proper punishment.

WORD ORIGIN

also hybris, 1884, a back-formation from hubristic or else from Greek hybris "wanton violence, insolence, outrage," originally "presumption toward the gods;" the first element probably PIE *ud- "up, out," but the meaning of the second is debated.

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