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Definition 1: feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride - [adjective denoting all]

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

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

(proud is similar to ...) trying to maintain dignity and self respect despite shabbiness

(proud is similar to ...) proud or arrogant because of your wealth (especially in the absence of other distinction)

(proud is similar to ...) feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth

"proud of their child"

(proud is similar to ...) excessively proud

(proud is similar to ...) proud of your house or its furnishings or upkeep

(proud is similar to ...) characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

"a conceited fool" "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance" "an egotistical disregard of others" "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty" "growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary" "vain about her clothes"

(proud is similar to ...) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

"some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines" "haughty aristocrats" "his lordly manners were offensive" "walked with a prideful swagger" "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette" "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air" "a more swaggering mood than usual"

(proud is similar to ...) having or showing self-esteem

(proud is similar to ...) exhibiting self-importance

"big talk"

(proud is similar to ...) (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant

"a snotty little scion of a degenerate family" "they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety"

(proud is similar to ...) feeling self-importance

"too big for his britches" "had a swelled head" "he was swelled with pride"

(proud is similar to ...) pleased and proud

"beaming parents"

(proud is similar to ...) having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride

"an arrogant official" "arrogant claims" "chesty as a peacock"

(means also ...) having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc

"brash immodest boasting"

(... are attributes of proud) the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards

Definition 2: having or displaying great dignity or nobility - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a gallant pageant
  • lofty ships
  • majestic cities
  • proud alpine peaks

Synonyms for proud in the sense of this definition

(proud is similar to ...) making a strong or vivid impression

"an impressive ceremony"

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