pride·​ful | \ ˈprīd-fəl How to pronounce prideful (audio) \

Definition of prideful

: full of pride: such as

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pridefully \ ˈprīd-​fə-​lē How to pronounce pridefully (audio) \ adverb
pridefulness noun

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prideful intellectuals long considered rock music unworthy of serious study at the wedding the prideful snobs ignored their poor relations
Recent Examples on the Web Just the like the reputation of this region, these kids are tough, bright and prideful. Justin Barrasso,, "Celtics Coach Brad Stevens: ‘Last Year Was No Fault of Kyrie’," 4 Sep. 2019 The aforementioned quartet had nothing to play for but pride Sunday — in fact, losing actually meant better position in the 2020 draft — but NFL players are nothing if not prideful. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "32 things we learned from Week 16 of the 2019 NFL season," 23 Dec. 2019 The role is a wonderful showcase for Menzies, who sheds the petulance of his predecessor and brings us a Philip who is both prideful and impotent, vainglorious and deeply insecure. Kristen Baldwin,, "The Crown season 3 review: New cast, who dis?," 5 Nov. 2019 Miles Davis was the jazz star as movie star: handsome, stylish, moody, magnetic, aloof, dapper, difficult, unpredictable, proud and prideful both., "MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL," 26 Sep. 2019 Engage in a detached and humble way, without getting sucked into the frequently angry, prideful back-and-forths. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, "Thank You, Archbishop Chaput," 30 Sep. 2019 Raiders defensive end Josh Mauro is a prideful defender who counts run defense as one of his strengths. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Raiders’ run defense takes it on the chin, and another top back waits in Indianapolis," 23 Sep. 2019 There’s also a deep insecurity at the root of it — the prideful notion that country music is by and for people who were and still are judged and looked down upon as lower-class folk, rednecks and so on. Hank Stuever, Washington Post, "Ken Burns’s ‘Country Music’ is full of high praise and heartbreak, but short on analysis," 12 Sep. 2019 But in that moment, again, this is a group of prideful guys. Dan Wiederer,, "'Please let them kick it to me!’: The oral history of Devin Hester’s Super Bowl XLI kickoff return touchdown — and the coverage team that dared to stop him," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of prideful

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 Feb 2020

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“Prideful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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