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proud adj
1 feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes" [ant: humble]
2 having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks" [syn: gallant, lofty, majestic]

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Etymology

Late prūd, from prud ‘brave, gallant’ (modern French preux), from late Latin *prōdis, apparently related to Latin prōdesse ‘to be of value’.

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  1. Having a high opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
    • Godolphin Horne Who was cursed with the Sin of Pride, and Became a Boot-Black. Hillair Belloc.
    Godolphin Horne was Nobly Born; / He held the human race in scorn, / And lived with all his sisters where / His father lived, in Berkeley Square. / And oh! The lad was deathly proud! / He never shook your hand or bowed, / But merely smirked and nodded thus: / How perfectly ridiculous! / Alas! That such Affected Tricks / Should flourish in a child of six!
  2. Gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event.
    I am proud of Sivu's schoolwork.
  3. Possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves.
    I was too proud to apologise.
  4. Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.
    It was a proud day when we finally won the championship.
  5. Brave, valiant; gallant.
  6. Standing out or raised; swollen.
    After it had healed, the scar tissue stood proud of his flesh.
  7. Excited by sexual desire; (of female animals) in heat.
  8. Happy. Usually used with a sense of honor, as in "I'm so proud to have you in our town." But occasionally just plain happy as in "I'm proud to see gas prices down." This is a widespread colloquial usage in the South.

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Extensive Definition

Proud may refer to:
  • Pride, the sense of one's own worth
  • Proud (film), a 2004 film dramatizing the story of the African American crew of USS Mason (DE-529)
  • Proud (Heather Small album), the debut album by Heather Small
  • "Proud" (song), a song by Heather Small that is the official song for the London 2012 Olympic bid

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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