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pride

pride

 
 
pronunciation:
praId
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
pride and joy
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an inherent feeling of dignity and worth.
synonyms:
dignity, ego, honor, self-assurance, self-esteem, self-respect
antonyms:
abjection, humiliation, mortification
similar words:
assurance, confidence, face, self-love, worth
definition 2: a sense of one's own value that arises from achievements, characteristics, or possessions.
He took pride in his work.
synonyms:
satisfaction
antonyms:
chagrin, shame
similar words:
comfort, delight, enjoyment, gratification, happiness, honor, joy, pleasure
definition 3: an overly high sense of one's own value; conceit; arrogance.
synonyms:
arrogance, conceit, egotism, self-love
antonyms:
humility
similar words:
complacency, pretension, vainglory, vanity
definition 4: a person or possession considered invaluable.
She is the pride of her family.
synonyms:
gem, jewel, treasure
antonyms:
dregs
similar words:
boast, pearl, pick
definition 5: self-deceiving blindness to one's own weakness or limitation.
similar words:
blindness, complacency, delusion, self-deception
definition 6: a group of lions.
similar words:
flock, group, herd, pack, troop
phrase: pride and joy
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prided, prides, priding
definition: to indulge (oneself) in a feeling of pride (usu. fol. by on or upon).
We pride ourselves on being efficient.
similar words:
congratulate, gratify, preen
derivations: prideful (adj.), pridefully (adv.), pridefulness (n.)
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