[ proud ]
/ praʊd /
adjective, proud·er, proud·est.
feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as highly honorable or creditable to oneself (often followed by of, an infinitive, or a clause).
having, proceeding from, or showing a high opinion of one's own dignity, importance, or superiority.
having or showing self-respect or self-esteem.
highly gratifying to the feelings or self-esteem: It was a proud day for him when his son entered college.
highly honorable or creditable: a proud achievement.
stately, majestic, or magnificent: proud cities.
of lofty dignity or distinction: a proud name; proud nobles.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. pleased; happy: I'm proud to meet you.
full of vigor and spirit: a proud young stallion.
Words nearby proud
Idioms for proud
- to be a source of pride or credit to a person: His conduct in such a difficult situation did him proud.
- to treat someone or oneself generously or lavishly: You really did us proud with this supper.
do one proud,
Origin of proud
before 1000; Middle English; late Old English prūd, prūt arrogant (cognate with Old Norse prūthr stately, fine), apparently < Vulgar Latin; compare Old French prud, prod gallant, Late Latin prōde useful, Latin prōdesse to be of worth
SYNONYMS FOR proud
2 overbearing, self-important, disdainful, imperious, presumptuous. Proud, arrogant, haughty imply a consciousness of, or a belief in, one's superiority in some respect. Proud implies sensitiveness, lofty self-respect, or jealous preservation of one's dignity, station, and the like. It may refer to an affectionate admiration of or a justifiable pride concerning someone else: proud of his son. Arrogant applies to insolent or overbearing behavior, arising from an exaggerated belief in one's importance: arrogant rudeness. Haughty implies lofty reserve and confident, often disdainful assumption of superiority over others: the haughty manner of the butler in the play.
6 noble, imposing, splendid.
OTHER WORDS FROM proud
proud·ly, adverbproud·ness, nounqua·si-proud, adjectivequa·si-proud·ly, adverb
un·proud, adjectiveun·proud·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for proudness
It has many fine residences, and an air of proudness and of aristocracy enthralls it.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for proudness
/ (praʊd) /
(foll by of, an infinitive, or a clause) pleased or satisfied, as with oneself, one's possessions, achievements, etc, or with another person, his or her achievements, qualities, etc
feeling honoured or gratified by or as if by some distinction
having an inordinately high opinion of oneself; arrogant or haughty
characterized by or proceeding from a sense of pridea proud moment
having a proper sense of self-respect
stately or distinguished
bold or fearless
(of a surface, edge, etc) projecting or protruding from the surrounding area
(of animals) restive or excited, esp sexually; on heat
do someone proud
- to entertain someone on a grand scalethey did us proud at the hotel
- to honour or distinguish a personhis honesty did him proud
Derived forms of proudproudly, adverbproudness, noun
Word Origin for proud
Late Old English prūd, from Old French prud, prod brave, from Late Latin prōde useful, from Latin prōdesse to be of value, from prōd-, variant of prō- for + esse to be
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Idioms and Phrases with proudness
In addition to the idiom beginning with proud
- proud as a peacock
- do someone proud
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