prideful

adjective

pride·​ful ˈprīd-fəl How to pronounce prideful (audio)
: full of pride: such as
pridefully adverb
pridefulness noun

Examples of prideful in a Sentence

prideful intellectuals long considered rock music unworthy of serious study at the wedding the prideful snobs ignored their poor relations
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prideful was in the 15th century

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“Prideful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prideful. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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prideful

adjective
pride·​ful ˈprīd-fəl How to pronounce prideful (audio)
: full of pride
pridefully adverb
pridefulness noun
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