Instead, it is prideful ignorance—an eagerness to go off the fiscal cliff to show the world that gravity does not exist.
One of the central reasons entrepreneurial capitalism works well is that humans are a prideful species.
An early Zionist leader, prideful, pugnacious, Ussishkin headed the Jewish National Fund for nearly 20 years.
His harshest words of criticism were aimed at those who were prideful.
She felt warm, prideful memories of the sight of Burl leading and commanding the others.
"And there ain't another like it in the whole world," went on the prideful Hodges.
At the moment the roads seemed quite deserted, and their little roadster hummed along with all its prideful speed and importance.
Miss Hawes took his arm, with a soft, prideful sigh, and they moved off.
Father Dominic looked the rejuvenated ruin over with prideful eyes and his saintly old face puckered in a smile.
His two years of foreign rambling had educated him into a prideful sense of American vulgarity and hideousness of detail.
late Old English pryto, Kentish prede, Mercian pride "pride, haughtiness, pomp," from prud (see proud). There is debate whether Scandinavian cognates (Old Norse pryði, Old Swedish prydhe , Danish pryd, etc.) are borrowed from Old French (from Germanic) or from Old English. Meaning "that which makes a person or people most proud" is from c.1300. First applied to groups of lions late 15c., but not commonly so used until c.1930. Paired with prejudice from 1610s.
mid-12c. in the reflexive sense "congratulate (oneself), be proud," c.1200 as "be arrogant, act haughtily," from pride (n.). Related: Prided; priding.