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]
EtymologyLate prūd, from prud ‘brave, gallant’ (modern French preux), from late Latin *prōdis, apparently related to Latin prōdesse ‘to be of value’.
- Rhymes: -aʊd
- 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!
- Gratified; feeling
honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or
- I am proud of Sivu's schoolwork.
- Possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves.
- I was too proud to apologise.
- Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.
- It was a proud day when we finally won the championship.
- Brave, valiant; gallant.
- Standing out or raised; swollen.
- After it had healed, the scar tissue stood proud of his flesh.
- Excited by sexual desire; (of female animals) in heat.
- 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.
- Arabic: (faxōr)
- Chinese: 骄矜 (jiāojīn), 傲岸 (ào àn)
- Croatian: gord
- Czech: hrdý
- Danish: stolt
- Dutch: trots
- Esperanto: fiera
- Finnish: ylpeä (1)
- French: fier (1) °
- West Frisian: grutsk
- German: stolz (1) °, prahlerisch
- Hungarian: büszke (1) °
- Italian: orgoglioso, fiero (1) °
- Japanese: 誇りとする (ほこりとする, hokori to suru)
- Korean: 자랑스러운 (jarangseureoun)
- Mongolian: бардам
- Portuguese: orgulhoso (1) °
- Romanian: mândru
- Russian: гордый (górdyj), хвастливый (xvavstlívyj)
- Scottish Gaelic: pròiseil, mòrail, àrdanach, sgòdach, mòr à(s), uaibhreach
- Slovak: hrdý
- Spanish: orgulloso (1) °
- Swedish: stolt
- Yakut: бардам (bardam)
Proud may refer to:
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