verb (used with object), prid·ed, prid·ing.
Origin of pride
Synonyms for pride
Antonyms for pride
Related Words for pridedignity, self-respect, self-confidence, joy, satisfaction, ego, delight, pleasure, honor, happiness, disdain, glory, congratulate, self-love, sufficiency, self-sufficiency, self-satisfaction, self-regard, repletion, egoism
Examples from the Web for pride
Contemporary Examples of pride
And when we had Pride, we put up signs and some people would take them down.
To many of us, that smacks of censorship, the highest offense to our pride in self-publicity.On Torture, Chuck Johnson & Sondheim
December 13, 2014
So I was happy to see that the European theory of terroir was in action, promoting with pride the qualities of a specific region.Beer Countries vs. Wine Countries
December 7, 2014
They may not receive public acclaim, but their pride in their work is as intense as their labors.Damien Hirst’s Army of Geppettos
December 2, 2014
The pride and admiration Vial has for the artists who put on Cirque du Soleil is evident.A Backstage Love Affair With Cirque du Soleil
December 1, 2014
Historical Examples of pride
Exactly in the measure that he indulged this would his pride smart.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Kiss me, my brother, and let my tears run only from my pride and joy!
But pride in things wrought is no reflex of a completed task.
With her it was a matter of pride in having been a faithful steward.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Dearest Madam, forgive me: it was always my pride and my pleasure to obey you.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Word Origin for pride
late Old English pryto, Kentish prede, Mercian pride "pride, haughtiness, pomp," from prud (see proud). There is debate whether Scandinavian cognates (Old Norse pryði, Old Swedish prydhe , Danish pryd, etc.) are borrowed from Old French (from Germanic) or from Old English. Meaning "that which makes a person or people most proud" is from c.1300. First applied to groups of lions late 15c., but not commonly so used until c.1930. Paired with prejudice from 1610s.
mid-12c. in the reflexive sense "congratulate (oneself), be proud," c.1200 as "be arrogant, act haughtily," from pride (n.). Related: Prided; priding.
In addition to the idioms beginning with pride
- pride and joy
- pride of place
- pride oneself on
- burst with (pride)
- swallow one's pride