proud [proud]
[ME < OE prud < OFr < LL prode, beneficial, back-form. < L prodesse, to be useful < prod-, var. of pro-, PRO-2 + esse, to be: for IE base see IS1]
1. having or showing a proper pride in oneself, one's position, one's family, etc.
2. having or showing an overweening opinion of oneself, one's position, etc.; arrogant; haughty
3. feeling or showing great pride or joy, as from being honored
4. that is an occasion or cause of pride; highly gratifying
5. arising from or caused by pride; presumptuous
6. stately; splendid [a proud fleet]
7. spirited; of high mettle [a proud stallion]
8. Obs. valiant
do oneself proud
Informal to do extremely well
proud of
highly pleased with or exulting in
SYN.- PROUD is the broadest term in this comparison, ranging in implication from proper self-esteem or pride to an overweening opinion of one's importance [too proud to beg, proud as a peacock ]; ARROGANT implies an aggressive, unwarranted assertion of superior importance or privileges [the arrogant colonel ]; HAUGHTY implies such consciousness of high station, rank, etc. as is displayed in scorn of those one considers beneath one [a haughty dowager ]; INSOLENT, in this connection, implies both haughtiness and great contempt, esp. as manifested in behavior or speech that insults or affronts others [she has an insolent disregard for her servant's feelings ]; OVERBEARING implies extreme, domineering insolence [an overbearing supervisor ]; SUPERCILIOUS stresses an aloof, scornful manner toward others [a supercilious intellectual snob ]; DISDAINFUL implies even stronger and more overt feelings of scorn for that which is regarded as beneath one

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