verb (used with object), prid·ed, prid·ing.
Origin of pride
Synonyms for pride
Antonyms for pride
Examples from the Web for pridefully
Historical Examples of pridefully
"See, he knows his name all right," observed the owner, pridefully.The Wrong Twin
Harry Leon Wilson
He wore boots to his knees now, and pridefully carried a "shoot-in'-iron" in one of the long legs—to his great discomfort.The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls
Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
Pug was hugely pleased with his trophy, displayed it pridefully and told briefly the tale of his duel with the late owner.Grapes of wrath
After luncheon, the Colonel conducted his visitors to the stables where he pridefully exhibited a hundred or more blooded horses.The Red Debt
"If we don't win in the races, we'll be worth looking at," Helen once said pridefully.Ruth Fielding At College
Alice B. Emerson
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