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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

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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