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hybris

[hahy-bris] /ˈhaɪ brɪs/
noun
1.
Related forms
hybristic, adjective
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  • The crime of hybris, which to the Greeks was the "unforgivable sin," is here made as real to us as it was to them.

    Five Plays Edward John Dunsany
  • Insolent disregard of propriety, "hybris," was the quality most denounced by the early moralizing poets.

    Ethics

    John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • The vice which they denounced was hybris, wilful bondbreaking—wilful transgression of the socially appointed bounds.

British Dictionary definitions for hybris

hybris

/ˈhaɪbrɪs/
noun
1.
a variant of hubris
Derived Forms
hybristic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hybris
n.

see hubris. Related: Hybristic.

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