hubris


hu·bris

noun \ˈhyü-brəs\

: a great or foolish amount of pride or confidence

Full Definition of HUBRIS

:  exaggerated pride or self-confidence
hu·bris·tic \hyü-ˈbris-tik\ adjective

Examples of HUBRIS

  1. His failure was brought on by his hubris.
  2. When conceived it was a project of almost unimaginable boldness and foolhardiness, requiring great bravura, risking great hubris. —Simon Winchester, The Professor and the Madman, 1998

Origin of HUBRIS

Greek hybris
First Known Use: 1884

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