Essential Meaning of pride
1 : a feeling that you respect yourself and deserve to be respected by other people : self-respect Being able to work again gave him his pride back. Getting caught cheating stripped him of his pride. See More ExamplesPride would not allow her to give up. It's a matter of pride that he does the work all by himself.
2 : a feeling that you are more important or better than other people The novel is about a family consumed with pride and vanity. They needed help, but their pride wouldn't let them ask for it. I had to swallow my pride and admit I made a mistake.
3 : a feeling of happiness that you get when you or someone you know does something good, difficult, etc. The sight of her son holding the trophy filled her with pride. [=made her very proud] She spoke with pride [=she spoke proudly] about her son's achievements. See More ExamplesShe looked at her painting with pride. [=satisfaction] He takes pride in [=is proud of] his work. He showed a great/immense pride in his family.
Full Definition of pride
(Entry 1 of 3)
1 : the quality or state of being proud: such 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 : proud or disdainful behavior or treatment : disdain
3a : ostentatious display
b : highest pitch : prime
4 : a source of pride : the best in a group or class
5 : a company of lions
6 : a showy or impressive group a pride of dancers
Definition of pride (Entry 2 of 3)
: to indulge (oneself) in pride —now usually used in the phrase pride oneself on to describe taking pride in some ability, quality, etc. She was a girl who prided herself on her carefully blasé and supercilious attitude towards life.— P. G. Wodehouse
Definition of Pride (Entry 3 of 3)
Thomas died 1658 English Parliamentarian commander
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