- excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
Origin of hubris
Examples from the Web for hubristic
In wisely sidestepping the hubristic folly of trying to sum up his own time, he achieved a sort of timelessness.Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation
April 7, 2014
Hubristic wielders of rationality are dubbed “fragilistas” (Alan Greenspan, at one point, is labeled an “uberfragilista”).A Manifesto for Disorder: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s ‘Antifragile’ Reviewed
November 26, 2012
The italicized phrase isn't exactly a hallmark of the sort of hubristic soothsayer Abrams seems to describe.Abrams and Iran: There He Goes Again
October 8, 2012
- pride or arrogance
- (in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc, ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin
Word Origin and History for hubristic
also hybristic, 1831, from Greek hybristikos "given to wantonness, insolent," from hybrizein, related to hybris (see hubris).
also hybris, 1884, a back-formation from hubristic or else from Greek hybris "wanton violence, insolence, outrage," originally "presumption toward the gods;" the first element probably PIE *ud- "up, out," but the meaning of the second is debated.