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Definition of Pride

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.
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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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