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pride

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noun \ˈprīd\

Simple Definition of pride

  • : a feeling that you respect yourself and deserve to be respected by other people

  • : a feeling that you are more important or better than other people

  • : a feeling of happiness that you get when you or someone you know does something good, difficult, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pride

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being proud: as a :  inordinate self-esteem :  conceit b :  a reasonable or justifiable self-respect c :  delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship <parental pride>

  2. 2 :  proud or disdainful behavior or treatment :  disdain

  3. 3 a :  ostentatious display b :  highest pitch :  prime

  4. 4 :  a source of pride :  the best in a group or class

  5. 5 :  a company of lions

  6. 6 :  a showy or impressive group <a pride of dancers>

Examples of pride in a sentence

  1. Being able to work again gave him his pride back.

  2. Getting caught cheating stripped him of his pride.

  3. Pride would not allow her to give up.

  4. It's a matter of pride that he does the work all by himself.

  5. The novel is about a family consumed with pride and vanity.

  6. They needed help, but their pride wouldn't let them ask for it.

  7. I had to swallow my pride and admit I made a mistake.

  8. He showed a great pride in his family.

  9. These young people are the pride of their community.



Origin and Etymology of pride

Middle English, from Old English prȳde, from prūd proud — more at proud


First Known Use: before 12th century


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pride

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Definition of pride

prided

priding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to indulge (as oneself) in pride



Examples of pride in a sentence

  1. <he prides himself on the quality of his writing>



13th Century

First Known Use of pride

13th century


Pride

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biographical name \ˈprīd\

Definition of Pride

  1. Thomas d 1658 Eng. Parliamentarian commander





PRIDE Defined for Kids

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pride

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noun \ˈprīd\

Definition of pride for Students

  1. 1 :  a reasonable and justifiable feeling of being worthwhile :  self-respect

  2. 2 :  a feeling of being better than others

  3. 3 :  a sense of pleasure that comes from some act or possession <Parents take pride in their children's progress.>

  4. 4 :  someone or something that makes someone proud <That car is my pride and joy.>




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pride

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verb

Definition of pride for Students

prided

priding

  1. :  to feel self-esteem <I pride myself on my accurate spelling.>





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