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hubris

hu·bris

hubris

 
 
pronunciation:
hyu brihs
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: the pride associated with arrogance; pride considered as sin.
If it had not been for the hubris of the country's leaders, international help might have been received and the disaster prevented.
antonyms:
humility
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derivation: hubristic (adj.)