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proud

proud

 
pronunciation:
praUd
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: feeling pleased or satisfied with oneself because of an accomplishment, attribute, or possession.
She is proud of her resounding win in the competition.You should be proud of your talent and not try to hide it.My father was proud of his thoroughbred horses.
antonyms:
ashamed, embarrassed
similar words:
content, contented, happy, pleased, satisfied
definition 2: feeling a sense of happiness or satisfaction because of the accomplishments or attributes of a person or entity that is connected in some way with oneself.
They were terribly proud when their son graduated from college.I'm very proud to have a friend who is such a wonderful musician.He was so proud of his daughter for standing up for what she believed in.They were all proud of their country on that day.
antonyms:
ashamed, embarrassed
similar words:
delighted, happy, pleased, satisfied
definition 3: marked by, suggesting, or inspiring a feeling of pride.
His acceptance of the award was a proud moment for his parents.A proud banner waved from the top of the courthouse.
synonyms:
exalted, glorious, laudable, lofty, noble, praiseworthy
antonyms:
embarrassed, embarrassing, shameful
similar words:
grand, great, stirring
definition 4: aware and respectful of one's own independence and worth.
She was elderly but proud, and she insisted on handling her own financial affairs.
synonyms:
independent, self-reliant, self-respecting
antonyms:
humble
similar words:
dignified, self-sufficient
definition 5: feeling and showing excessive satisfaction with oneself or one's status.
His proud parents were not happy to accept a waitress as a daughter-in-law.
synonyms:
cocky, complacent, conceited, egotistical, pompous, self-satisfied, smug, swell-headed, vain, vainglorious
antonyms:
humble, modest
similar words:
arrogant, boastful, cocksure, haughty, lofty, self-important
definition 6: stately; magnificent.
The formerly proud homes were now abandoned or dilapidated.
synonyms:
dignified, grand, magnificent, noble, splendid, stately
antonyms:
unimpressive
similar words:
venerable
derivations: proudly (adv.), proudness (n.)
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  • proudly:
    in a proud way; showing pride.
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