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Definition 1: unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for pride in the sense of this definition

(pride is a kind of ...) an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace

"theologians list seven mortal sins"

(... is a kind of pride ) overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

Definition 2: the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards - [noun denoting attribute]

(pride is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... are attributes of pride) feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride

"proud parents" "a proud moment" "proud to serve his country" "a proud name" "proud princes"

Definition 3: a feeling of self-respect and personal worth - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for pride in the sense of this definition

(pride is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of pride ) the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

"it was beneath his dignity to cheat" "showed his true dignity when under pressure"

(... is a kind of pride ) a feeling of pride in yourself

(... is a kind of pride ) an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others

(... is a kind of pride ) feelings of excessive pride

Definition 4: satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where pride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he takes pride in his son's success

(pride is a kind of ...) the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation

"the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"

(... is a kind of pride ) pride in your city

Definition 5: a group of lions - [noun denoting group]

(pride is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(pride is a member of ...) large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male

Definition 6: be proud of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where pride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He prides himself on making it into law school

Synonyms for pride in the sense of this definition

(pride is a kind of ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

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