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Definition of Pride


  1. A small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); -- called also prid, and sandpiper.
  2. The quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank, etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others.
  3. A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; -- in a good sense.
  4. Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain.
  5. That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children, etc.
  6. Show; ostentation; glory.
  7. Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life.
  8. Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
  9. To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively.
  10. To be proud; to glory.

Pride Quotations

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
Paul Bryant

There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.
John C. Maxwell

For many of us, work is the one place where we feel appreciated. The things that we long to experience at home - pride in our accomplishments, laughter and fun, relationships that aren't complex - we sometimes experience most often in the office. Bosses applaud us when we do a good job. Co-workers become a kind of family we feel we fit into.
Arlie Russell Hochschild

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.
Paul Bryant

I take a lot of pride in being myself. I'm comfortable with who I am.
James McAvoy
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Pride Translations

pride in Danish is stolt
pride in Dutch is trots
pride in French is orgueil
pride in German is Stolz, Hochmut
pride in Italian is fierezza
pride in Latin is superbia, fastosus
pride in Portuguese is orgulho
pride in Spanish is altanero, orgullo
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