[self-prahyd, self-]


pride in one's abilities, status, possessions, etc.; self-esteem.

Origin of self-pride

First recorded in 1580–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-pride

Historical Examples of self-pride

  • He had been so sure of himself (but self-pride had ever been his besetting sin).

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest

    Annie Nathan Meyer

  • He could not help it—the last spark of his self-pride was fighting for its life.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • Self-pride urged that his experience in the wars was his real recommendation for what must prove a perilous and delicate work.

    The Mercenary

    W. J. Eccott

  • To the heart came well-nigh relinquished memories of self-pride and future hope.


    Ernest G. Henham

  • But immediately a new, manly feeling of self-pride took possession of him.

    Foma Gordyeff

    Maxim Gorky