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overproud

[oh-ver-proud] /ˈoʊ vərˈpraʊd/
adjective
1.
excessively proud.
Origin of overproud
1050
before 1050; Middle English over prowde, Old English ofer-prūt. See over-, proud
Related forms
overproudly, adverb
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  • And if he was a bit overproud—it was only because those about him were overproud and foolish.

  • They say he wrought you ill, and was cruel when he should have been gentle with you, and was overproud of his office.

    Judith Shakespeare William Black
  • May God prevent strife at home, but there be overproud hearts and over-cunning heads in this good land of ours.

    With the Black Prince

    William Osborn Stoddard
  • Perhaps they were overproud and reserved, for they held themselves aloof from those about them.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola

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