Origin of proud flesh
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Related Words for proud fleshdisdain, pretension, airs, superciliousness, presumption, self-love, snobbery, overconfidence, contumely, vainglory, swagger, hauteur, narcissism, haughtiness, condescension, assumption, egotism, loftiness, vanity, patronage
Word Origin for proud flesh
C14: from proud (in the sense: swollen, protruding)
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The swollen flesh that surrounds a healing wound, caused by excessive granulation.
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