Definition of Superbia
1. Noun. Unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins).
Generic synonyms: Deadly Sin, Mortal Sin
Specialized synonyms: Arrogance, Haughtiness, Hauteur, High-handedness, Lordliness
Lexicographical Neighbors of Superbia
Literary usage of Superbia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Sancti Aurelii Augustini Episcopi De Civitate Dei Libri XXII. by Augustinus, (1877)
"... adhuc tamen superbia in aliud quaerit referre quod perperam fecit: superbia mulieris in serpentem, superbia viri in mulierem. Sed accusatio potius quam ..."
2. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"So the considerations are marked out, the Gravitas Sententiae having been already distributed between War, Love, and Virtue. 1. superbia Carminum. 2. ..."
3. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1908)
"Beginning with metric, Dante, like a sensible man, confines himself here to the teachings of experience, eschewing all superbia argument in the vague. ..."
4. The Child by Félix Dupanloup (1875)
"PRIDE, superbia VIT.E, THE CHIEF SOURCE OF OUR DEFECTS. I. * Pride ; its Nature. PRIDE, the principal and most fruitful of deadly sins, occupies a sad and ..."
5. The Sexagenarian: Or, The Recollections of a Literary Life by William Beloe (1817)
"... Quorum opera in bello, in otio, in negocio Suo quisque tempore usus est sine superbia. CHAPTER XXI. ANOTHER individual of the society was a Member of ..."