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pride

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pride

  1. 1 a reasonable or justifiable sense of one's worth or importance finishing that survival course gave me a real sense of pride and confidence in my abilities Synonyms ego, pridefulness, self-esteem, self-regard, self-respect Related Words aplomb, assurance, confidence, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-pride, self-trust, self-worth; dignity, face, honor, prestige Near Antonyms discredit, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, humiliation, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, shame; demureness, down-to-earthness, humbleness, humility, modesty; diffidence, meekness, shyness, timidity, timidness

  2. 2 an asset that brings praise or renown an architectural and acoustical masterpiece, the concert hall is the pride of the whole city Synonyms boast, credit, crown jewel, honor, jewel, glory, treasure, trophyRelated Words pièce de résistance, showpiece; attraction, feature, highlight; distinction, excellence, merit, value, virtueNear Antonyms disgrace, dishonor; blemish, blot, defect, shame, slur, smirch, smudge, stain, stigma; eyesore, fright, horror, mess

  3. 3 an often unjustified feeling of being pleased with oneself or with one's situation or achievements so full of pride that they were ripe for a big comedown Synonyms amour propre, bighead, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, ego, egotism, pomposity, pompousness, complacence, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-assumption, self-conceit, self-congratulation, self-esteem, self-glory, self-importance, self-love, self-opinion, self-satisfaction, smugness, swelled head, swellheadedness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, vanityRelated Words assurance, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence; self-righteousness; arrogance, disdainfulness, haughtiness, imperiousness, lordliness, self-assertion, snobbishness, superciliousness, superiority; hubris, overconfidence, presumption; pretense (or pretence), pretension, pretentiousness; egoism, self-centeredness, selfishness; self-pride, self-respectNear Antonyms diffidence, self-doubt; self-disgust, self-hate, self-loathing; altruism, unselfishness; bashfulness, demureness, shyness, timidity, timidness; passiveness, passivityAntonyms humbleness, humility, modesty

  4. 4 individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class crackerjack test pilots who are the pride of the navy's air arm Synonyms A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, crème de la crème, elect, fat, flower, illuminati, pick, pink, elite, priesthood, prime, royalty, upper crustRelated Words establishment, gentry, nobility, quality, society, top, top drawer, upper class; caviar (also caviare); who's whoNear Antonyms commoners, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, rank and file, unwashed


pride

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pride

  1. to think highly of (oneself) he prides himself on the quality of his writing Synonyms flatter, pique, plume Related Words boast, brag, crow, gasconade, swagger, swank, swash, vapor, vaunt; congratulate, felicitate


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