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PRIDEFUL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does prideful mean? 

PRIDEFUL (adjective)
  The adjective PRIDEFUL has 2 senses:

1. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
2. joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

  Familiarity information: PRIDEFUL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRIDEFUL (adjective)


Sense 1prideful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

Synonyms:

supercilious; sniffy; prideful; haughty; swaggering; lordly; disdainful

Context examples:

some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines / haughty aristocrats / his lordly manners were offensive / walked with a prideful swagger / very sniffy about breaches of etiquette / his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air / a more swaggering mood than usual

Similar:

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


Sense 2prideful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

Synonyms:

exultant; exulting; jubilant; triumphant; rejoicing; triumphal; prideful

Context examples:

rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day / a triumphal success / a triumphant shout

Similar:

elated (exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits)


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