overproud

[ oh-ver-proud ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈpraʊd /

adjective

excessively proud.

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Origin of overproud

before 1050; Middle English over prowde,Old English ofer-prūt.See over-, proud

OTHER WORDS FROM overproud

o·ver·proud·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for overproud

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

    L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
  • 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