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

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Other Words from proud

proudly adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for proud

Synonyms

disdainful, haughty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), lofty, lordly, prideful, superior

Antonyms

humble, lowly, modest

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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.
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Cricket was portrayed as the vehicle through which against all the odds, as refugees living in makeshift camps in Pakistan, these men found hope, salvation and a reason to feel proud of their nation. Philippa Velija, Quartz India, "Why war-torn Afghanistan is now a darling of the cricketing world," 11 June 2019 And for the first time in his career, a season ended without a playoff appearance, a troubling outcome for the proud Frenchman. Tom Orsborn, ExpressNews.com, "Spurs great Tony Parker retires after 18 seasons," 10 June 2019 But many people, students and teachers, told her they were proud of her. Annette Cary | Tri-city Herald, oregonlive.com, "Japanese exchange student speaks about Wash. high school’s mushroom cloud logo," 9 June 2019 The Monitor is proud to share the seeds of constructive, hopeful journalism sprouting everywhere. The Christian Science Monitor, "Global Voices - 2018," 7 June 2019 Honestly, that's a clever move on the crew's part (Littlefinger would be proud), but we're bummed these cameos weren't real. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jaqen H'ghar and The Waif Filmed a Fake Game of Thrones Finale Scene," 28 May 2019 And out of its employee base, Eisen is proud that about 75 percent of her staffers are females. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "A Celebrity Home Stager Reveals the Art of Decorating," 7 Mar. 2019 Keys was undoubtedly proud to share the stage with Egypt and took to Instagram to post two touching videos. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Alicia Keys' Son Flirting with Taylor Swift is the Cutest Part of the 2019 iHeartRadio Awards," 15 Mar. 2019 Outdoor entertaining was at the heart of Old Hollywood, so fling open the doors and set the stage for a party that would make even the Rat Pack proud. Heather Corcoran, ELLE Decor, "How to Bring Old Hollywood Into Your Home," 19 Mar. 2019

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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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of proud

: very happy and pleased because of something you have done, something you own, someone you know or are related to, etc. : feeling pride
: causing someone to feel very happy and pleased : causing a feeling of pride
disapproving : having or showing the attitude of people who think that they are better or more important than others : having or showing too much pride

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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