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hubris

[ hyoo-bris, hoo- ]
/ ˈhyu brɪs, ˈhu- /
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noun
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
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Origin of hubris

First recorded in 1880–85, hubris is from the Greek word hýbris insolence

OTHER WORDS FROM hubris

hu·bris·tic, adjectivenon·hu·bris·tic, adjectiveun·hu·bris·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hubris

hubris

hybris

/ (ˈhjuːbrɪs) /

noun
pride or arrogance
(in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc, ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin

Derived forms of hubris

hubristic or hybristic, adjective

Word Origin for hubris

C19: from Greek
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