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PRIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pride mean? 

PRIDE (noun)
  The noun PRIDE has 5 senses:

1. a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
2. satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
3. the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
4. a group of lions
5. unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  Familiarity information: PRIDE used as a noun is common.


PRIDE (verb)
  The verb PRIDE has 1 sense:

1. be proud of

  Familiarity information: PRIDE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRIDE (noun)


Sense 1pride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of self-respect and personal worth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

pride; pridefulness

Hypernyms ("pride" is a kind of...):

feeling (the experiencing of affective and emotional states)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pride"):

self-esteem; self-pride (a feeling of pride in yourself)

ego; egotism; self-importance (an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others)

amour propre; conceit; self-love; vanity (feelings of excessive pride)

Antonym:

humility (a humble feeling)


Sense 2pride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Context example:

he takes pride in his son's success

Hypernyms ("pride" is a kind of...):

satisfaction (the contentment you feel when you have done something right)


Sense 3pride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("pride" is a kind of...):

trait (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Attribute:

proud (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pride"):

civic pride; civic spirit (pride in your city)

dignity; self-esteem; self-regard; self-respect; self-worth (the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect)

conceit; conceitedness; vanity (the trait of being unduly vain and conceited)

arrogance; haughtiness; hauteur; high-handedness; lordliness (overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors)

Antonym:

humility (a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride)


Sense 4pride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of lions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("pride" is a kind of...):

animal group (a group of animals)

Meronyms (members of "pride"):

king of beasts; lion; Panthera leo (large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male)


Sense 5pride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

superbia; pride

Hypernyms ("pride" is a kind of...):

deadly sin; mortal sin (an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace)


PRIDE (verb)


Sense 1pride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be proud of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

pride; plume; congratulate

Context example:

He prides himself on making it into law school

Hypernyms (to "pride" is one way to...):

experience; feel (undergo an emotional sensation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody PP


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