Definition of Proud

1. Adjective. Feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride. "Proud princes"


2. Adjective. Having or displaying great dignity or nobility. "Proud alpine peaks"
Exact synonyms: Gallant, Lofty, Majestic
Similar to: Impressive
Derivative terms: Loftiness, Majesty

Definition of Proud

1. a. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense

Definition of Proud

1. Adjective. Gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event. ¹

2. Adjective. Possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: especially Biblical) Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious. ¹

4. Adjective. Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride. ¹

5. Adjective. (obsolete) Brave, valiant; gallant. ¹

6. Adjective. Standing out or raised; swollen. ¹

7. Adjective. (obsolete) Excited by sexual desire; (of female animals) in heat. ¹

8. Adjective. Happy, usually used with a sense of honor, as in "I'm so '''proud''' to have you in our town." But occasionally just plain happy as in "I'm '''proud''' to see gas prices down." This is a widespread colloquial usage in the southern United States. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proud

1. having or displaying pride [adj PROUDER, PROUDEST] : PROUDLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proud

protuberances
protuberancies
protuberancy
protuberant
protuberantly
protuberate
protuberation
protuberations
protuberous
proturan
proturans
protyl
protyle
protyles
protyls
proud as a peacock
proud flesh
proud of(p)
prouder
proudest
proudful
proudhearted
proudish
proudite
proudling
proudlings
proudly
proudness
proudnesses

Literary usage of Proud

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"The shame that attends religion lies also as a block in their way : they are proud and haughty, and religion in their eye is low and contemptible ..."

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