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 prideful (audio) \ adverb
pridefulness noun

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Toronto is a prideful organization and falling short on a nightly basis is causing concern. Gary Washburn,, "In the early going, Raptors have hit a road block," 9 Jan. 2021 But while tens of millions stayed inside, working remotely via computer, Silva was outside more than ever, rolling down empty streets, feeling scared, but also prideful. Washington Post, "She’s young, has no serious health conditions — and hasn’t left isolation since March," 19 Dec. 2020 Her body’s insurrection, my mother believes, is her punishment for her prideful strivings in America. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, "Longreads Best of 2020: Essays," 18 Dec. 2020 Grit and Grind wasn’t just a clever, prideful expression. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "J.B. Bickerstaff, in first full season as Cavaliers head coach, trying to create own version of Grit and Grind," 8 Dec. 2020 Once too prideful to ask for help, Gloria Fuentes was stopping by her fourth cookout. Andrew J. Campa Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "He lost his quesadilla stand to the pandemic. Now he feeds needy people," 27 Nov. 2020 There shouldn’t be any question Friday night about what DeSoto and Cedar Hill view as the most prideful part of their regular-season schedules. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "Recent history says DeSoto vs. Cedar Hill should (again) be a showcase for future NFL talent," 4 Nov. 2020 And then along came Butler and the emotional, prideful forward’s summering discontent over the years in Chicago, Minnesota and Philadelphia. Ira Winderman,, "Jimmy Butler’s path to Heat was actually two decades in the making," 10 Oct. 2020 Most of all, #blackAF lauds the Barris clan’s ability to craft and maintain a prideful race-consciousness and sense of racial grievance appropriate to their elevated but race-inflected social world. Adolph Reed Jr., The New Republic, "TV Race Fables and the Privilege of a Raging Class," 22 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of prideful

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2021

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“Prideful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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