[ hahy-bris ]
/ ˈhaɪ brɪs /


Related formshy·bris·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hybris

  • 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
  • The vice which they denounced was hybris, wilful bondbreaking—wilful transgression of the socially appointed bounds.

  • Insolent disregard of propriety, "hybris," was the quality most denounced by the early moralizing poets.

    Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts

British Dictionary definitions for hybris


/ (ˈhaɪbrɪs) /


a variant of hubris
Derived Formshybristic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hybris



see hubris. Related: Hybristic.

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