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pride

[ prahyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF pride

Synonyms for pride

  • delight
  • dignity
  • ego
  • happiness
  • honor
  • joy
  • pleasure
  • satisfaction
  • self-confidence
  • self-respect
  • egoism
  • egotism
  • face
  • gratification
  • pridefulness
  • repletion
  • self-love
  • self-regard
  • self-satisfaction
  • self-sufficiency
  • self-worth
  • sufficiency
  • amour-propre
  • ego trip
  • self-admiration
  • self-glorification
  • self-trust
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Antonyms for pride

  • depression
  • gloom
  • melancholy
  • misery
  • pain
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • trouble
  • unhappiness
  • woe
  • disgrace
  • humility
  • modesty
  • shyness
  • timidity
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRIDE

Exactly in the measure that he indulged this would his pride smart.

Kiss me, my brother, and let my tears run only from my pride and joy!

But pride in things wrought is no reflex of a completed task.

With her it was a matter of pride in having been a faithful steward.

Dearest Madam, forgive me: it was always my pride and my pleasure to obey you.

There was a pride in the statement with regard to which my first feeling was a pang of envy.

Cassidy struggled with all his pride against the dominant fury this man hurled on him.

We must cultivate the noble virtues that have their root in pride.

The youth's pale face flushed with the pride of the skilled workman.

From the height of pride and confidence he falls to utter hopelessness.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English pryto, Kentish prede, Mercian pride "pride, haughtiness, pomp," from prud (see proud). There is debate whether Scandinavian cognates (Old Norse pryði, Old Swedish prydhe , Danish pryd, etc.) are borrowed from Old French (from Germanic) or from Old English. Meaning "that which makes a person or people most proud" is from c.1300. First applied to groups of lions late 15c., but not commonly so used until c.1930. Paired with prejudice from 1610s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRIDE

arrogance

nounexaggerated self-opinion
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