pride


pride
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Sense of self-worth
Nouns
1. pride, hauteur; dignity, self-respect, self-esteem, self-sufficiency, reserve.
2. (sympton of pride) arrogance, insolence; ostentation; vanity, vainglory, crest, airs, high notions; condescension; purse-pride; boasting, conceit, self-complacency, self-exaltation, self-glorification, self-satisfaction, self-importance, self-admiration, self-love, amour-propre. Slang, swelled head, ego trip, vanity plate.
3. (national pride) patriotism, nationalism, civic or national pride; loyalty, allegiance; love of country, civism; chauvinism, jingoism, fascism; flag-waving.
4. proud man, highflier, peacock; fine gentleman or lady; boast, pride and joy; patriot, chauvinist, jingo[ist], fascist. Slang, swellhead.
Verbs
1. be proud, look one in the face, lift or hold up one's head, hold one's head high, perk oneself up; pride oneself on, glory in, take pride in, stand upon, be proud of.
2. be conceited; plume, preen, or hug oneself; put a good face on, carry with a high hand; boast, swagger, strut, presume, look big; set one's back up, bridle, toss one's head, give oneself airs; condescend, talk down to, patronize, stoop, lower oneself. Informal, get on one's high horse. Slang, put on side or airs, put on the dog, put on the ritz.
3. fill with pride, puff up, swell, inflate, turn one's head. Informal, give a big head.
Adjectives
1. proud, prideful, exalted, lordly, noble (see nobility); mettlesome, [high] spirited; imposing, magnificent, splendid, majestic, grand.
2. arrogant (see insolence); vain, conceited (see vanity); haughty, magisterial, puffed up, swollen, flushed, blown, vainglorious; supercilious, disdainful, contemptuous, presumptuous, condescending, cavalier; boastful, overweening, high and mighty; purse-proud; self-satisfied, self-confident, etc.; ego[t]istical; proud as a peacock or as Lucifer, bloated with pride, puffed up, too big for one's boots. Informal, uppish, uppity. Slang, high-hat.
3. stiff, formal, stiff-necked, starchy, prim, straitlaced; aristocratic (see nobility); affected. Informal, stuck up.
4. patriotic, nationalistic, chauvinist[ic], jingo[ist], fascist.
Adverbs — proudly, haughtily; with dignity, with head erect, with nose in the air; in one's glory. Informal, on one's high horse.
Phrases — pride goes before a fall.
Quotations — Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel (Samuel Johnson), Our country, right or wrong (Stephen Decatur), Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country ( J. F. Kennedy), My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering (W. S. Gilbert), The Lord will destroy the house of the proud (Bible), Vanity is only being sensitive to what other people probably think of us (Paul Valéry), I have nothing to declare except my genius (Oscar Wilde), Small things make base men proud (Shakespeare).
Antonyms, see humility, modesty.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The quality of being vain]
Syn. conceit, vanity, vainglory, egoism, egotism, narcissism, ego, self-love, self-importance, self-exaltation, self-glorification, self-admiration, self-esteem, smugness, complacency, immodesty, swellheadedness*, bigheadedness*, cockiness*.
Ant. humility*, self-effacement, modesty.
2. [Conduct growing from pride, sense 1]
Syn. haughtiness, arrogance, disdain, hubris; see arrogance .
3. [Proper respect for oneself]
Syn. self-esteem, self-respect, self-satisfaction, self-sufficiency, self-content, self-reliance, self-confidence, amour-propre (French), dignity.
4. [A feeling of satisfaction]
Syn. enjoyment, repletion, contentment; see satisfaction 2 .
5. [A source of satisfaction]
Syn. treasure, Jewel, pride and joy.
6. [A group of animals, especially lions]
Syn. pack, drove, bunch; see herd 1 .
Syn.- pride refers either to a justified or excessive belief in one's own worth, merit, superiority, etc. [ she takes pride in her accuracy ] ; conceit always implies an exaggerated opinion of oneself, one's achievements, etc. [ blinded by her overweening conceit] ; vanity suggests an excessive deSire to be admired by others for one's achievements, appearance, etc. [ his vanity is wounded by criticism ] ; vainglory implies extreme conceit as manifested by boasting, swaggering, arrogance, etc. [ the vainglory of a conquering general ] ; self-esteem may suggest undue pride, but more usually implies belief in oneself and proper respect for one's worth as a person
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. self-esteem self-respect, self-worth, dignity, satisfaction, self-confidence, healthy ego, *amour propre.
2. arrogance conceit, hauteur, haughtiness, egotism, self-importance, vainglory, overconfidence, smugness, presumption, cockiness. ''Cap and bells for a fool.''—Alfred Lord Tennyson. ''Pampered vanity.''—Joanna Baillie.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A sense of one's own dignity or worth: amour-propre, ego, self-esteem, self-regard, self-respect. See RESPECT. 2. The quality of being arrogant: arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, insolence, loftiness, lordliness, overbear-ingness, presumption, pridefulness, proudness, superciliousness, superiority. See ATTITUDE. 3. A regarding of oneself with undue favor: amour-propre, conceit, ego, egoism, egotism, narcissism, vainglory, vainness, vanity. Slang: ego trip. See SELF-LOVE. II verb To be proud of (oneself), as for an accomplishment or achievement: congratulate, plume, preen. See RESPECT.

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