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overproud

[oh-ver-proud]
adjective
  1. excessively proud.
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Origin of overproud

before 1050; Middle English over prowde, Old English ofer-prūt. See over-, proud
Related formso·ver·proud·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of overproud

  • And if he was a bit overproud—it was only because those about him were overproud and foolish.

    The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories

    Bret Harte

  • 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

  • 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

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

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola