proud
Pronunciation Adjective

proud (comparative prouder, superlative proudest)

  1. feel#Verb|Feeling honoured#Adjective|honoured (by something); feeling happy or satisfied#Adjective|satisfied about an event or fact; gratified#Adjective|gratified.
    I am proud of Sivu’s schoolwork.
    1. That makes#Verb|makes one feel proud (of something one did)
      That was not the proudest thing I did but I can’t deny it.
  2. Possessed of a due sense#Noun|sense of what one deserves or is worth#Noun|worth.
    I was too proud to apologise.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “Justifiably Angry Young Man”, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, OCLC 483591931 ↗, page 93 ↗:
      I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because "it was wicked to dress us like charity children". We nearly crowned her we were so offended.
  3. (chiefly, biblical) Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Proverbs 16:5 ↗:
      Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand ioyne in hand, he ſhall not be vnpuniſhed.
    • a. 1631, J[ohn] Donne, “[Holy Sonnets] Sonnet VI [Death Be Not Proud]”, in Poems, [...] with Elegies on the Authors Death, London: Printed by M[iles] F[lesher] for Iohn Marriot, […], published 1633, OCLC 1008264503 ↗, page 35 ↗:
      Death be not proud; though ſome have called thee / Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not foe, [...]
  4. generate#Verb|Generating a sense#Noun|sense of pride; being a cause#Noun|cause for pride.
    It was a proud day when we finally won the championship.
  5. (Of things) standing upwards as in the manner of a proud person; stately or majestic.
  6. Standing out or raised#Adjective|raised; swollen.
    After it had healed, the scar tissue stood proud of his flesh.
    The weld was still a bit proud of the panel, so she ground it down flush.
  7. (obsolete) brave#Adjective|Brave, valiant; gallant.
  8. (obsolete) Excited by sexual desire#Noun|desire; specifically of a female#Adjective|female animal: in heat.
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  • Portuguese: orgulhante

Proud
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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