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 Juneteenth is celebrated nationwide with traditions like the prideful gathering of Black cowboys in Oakland and electrifying parades and cookouts in Texas. Kristin Braswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "How I'm Finding Black Joy in Virtual Juneteenth Celebrations," 19 June 2020 Donald Trump’s refusal to take the virus seriously and the delays in lockdown were myopic, prideful, and willfully ignorant. Jerrine Tan, Wired, "What Singapore Can Tell the World About Personal Liberty," 29 Apr. 2020 Back on the playing field hearing the prideful chants of Texas Fight. Nick Moyle,, "Cancellation of spring football might hurt Texas more than most," 24 Mar. 2020 But as the experts tell it, the day that originated in America is a prideful one for Irish and Irish Americans, one where their heritage is celebrated. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Answers to your St. Patrick's Day questions: Who he was, why we wear green and more," 18 Mar. 2020 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

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First Known Use of prideful

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Prideful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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