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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prideful intellectuals long considered rock music unworthy of serious study at the wedding the prideful snobs ignored their poor relations
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First Known Use of prideful

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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pride and joy



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14 Aug 2021

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“Prideful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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