proud

adjective
\ ˈprau̇d How to pronounce proud (audio) \

Definition of proud

1 : feeling or showing pride: such as
a : having or displaying excessive self-esteem
b : much pleased : exultant
c : having proper self-respect
2a : marked by stateliness : magnificent
b : giving reason for pride : glorious the proudest moment in her life
3 : vigorous, spirited a proud steed
4 chiefly British : raised above a surrounding area a proud design on a stamp

Other Words from proud

proudly adverb

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proud, arrogant, haughty, lordly, insolent, overbearing, supercilious, disdainful mean showing scorn for inferiors. proud may suggest an assumed superiority or loftiness. too proud to take charity arrogant implies a claiming for oneself of more consideration or importance than is warranted. a conceited and arrogant executive haughty suggests a consciousness of superior birth or position. a haughty aristocrat lordly implies pomposity or an arrogant display of power. a lordly condescension insolent implies contemptuous haughtiness. ignored by an insolent waiter overbearing suggests a tyrannical manner or an intolerable insolence. an overbearing supervisor supercilious implies a cool, patronizing haughtiness. an aloof and supercilious manner disdainful suggests a more active and openly scornful superciliousness. disdainful of their social inferiors

Examples of proud in a Sentence

They are the proud parents of a hero. I was proud that I never gave in. She's the proud owner of a new car. Her proudest accomplishment was to finish school. He has a proud manner. a proud and opinionated person She's too proud to accept their charity. See More
Recent Examples on the Web There was plenty to be proud of on the diamond, too. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 29 Apr. 2022 MartinFed is proud to be the presenting sponsor of a great event that showcases such amazing teams and organizations. Kristi Dosh, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Meanwhile, Johnson -- the winner of last week's tour event at TPC Las Vegas -- is proud of the progress the APGA is making. Drew Schott, The Arizona Republic, 18 Apr. 2022 David Robinson says his dad would be proud of the progress that has been made. CBS News, 15 Apr. 2022 On this day, and on this subject, Robinson would have been proud of him for using it. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2022 The few hundred buildings are mostly private residences and the owners are clearly proud of their homes. David Nikel, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 The department now is 22% female, more than the national average of 15%, which Theetge is proud of. Jason Williams, The Enquirer, 8 Apr. 2022 Ighodaro plays Lion, who’s proud and noble and has no time for Anansi. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of proud

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for proud

Middle English, from Old English prūd, probably from Old French prod, prud, prou advantageous, just, wise, bold, from Late Latin prode advantage, advantageous, back-formation from Latin prodesse to be advantageous, from pro-, prod- for, in favor + esse to be — more at pro-, is

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“Proud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proud. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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proud

adjective
\ ˈprau̇d How to pronounce proud (audio) \
prouder; proudest

Kids Definition of proud

1 : having great self-respect or dignity He is too proud to beg.
2 : having a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction especially with a person's own achievements or with someone else's achievements : very pleased They were proud of their clever child.
3 : having or showing a feeling of being better than others : haughty

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proudly adverb

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