verb (used with object), prid·ed, prid·ing.
Origin of pride
Synonyms for pride
Antonyms for pride
Related Words for pridingdignity, 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 priding
Historical Examples of priding
He was a man who acted as if priding himself on his brusqueness of language.The U-boat hunters
James B. Connolly
We cannot commend ourselves, and therefore we set about priding ourselves.The Seaboard Parish, Complete
Mrs. Elton had planned this pic-nic, priding herself justly on her catering for these occasions.Flora Adair, Vol. 1 (of 2)
A. M. Donelan
Luke is priding himself, it is true, upon this idea of virtuous centurions, Jews in heart without circumcision (see Introduction).The Apostles
At the foot of the stairs, I staggered against two or three smiling rascals, priding themselves upon their punctuality.
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