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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
proud (adjective)
1.
feeling or showing pride as
a) having or displaying excessive self-esteem
b) much pleased - exultant
c) having proper self-respect
2.
a) marked by stateliness - magnificent
b) giving reason for pride - glorious the proudest moment in her life
3.
- vigorous spirited a proud steed
4.
chiefly British raised above a surrounding area - a proud design on a stamp
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
proud (adjective)
1.
having or displaying feelings of scorn for what is regarded as beneath oneself
SYNONIMS:
disdainful, haughty, highfalutin ( hifalutin), lofty, lordly, prideful, superior
RELATED WORDS:
complacent, conceited, egoistic, egotistic ( egotistical), important, self-assertive, self-conceited, self-contented, self-important, self-satisfied, smug, uppity, vain, vainglorious; arrogant, pretentious, sniffy, snobbish, stuck-up, supercilious; cavalier, overbearing, overweening, peremptory, swaggering; high-sounding, pompous; condescending, patronizing; cocky, overconfident, presuming, presumptuous; bloated, boastful, bombastic, self-glorifying; audacious, bold, brash, brassy, cheeky, cocksure, forward, impertinent, impudent, saucy; confident, presuming, self-assured, self-confident, sure; bossy, domineering, high-handed, imperious; egocentric, self-centered, selfish; dominating, magisterial, masterful
NEAR ANTONYMS:
demure, homely, meek, unassuming, unpretending, unpretentious; bashful, retiring, shy, timid; diffident, self-doubting; acquiescent, compliant, deferential, ingratiating, resigned, submissive, unassertive, yielding; apologetic, cowering, cringing, shrinking; passive, quiet, reserved, subdued, unobtrusive
humble, lowly, modest
proud (adjective)
2.
having too high an opinion of oneself
SYNONIMS:
assured, biggety ( biggity), bigheaded, complacent, consequential, egoistic ( egoistical), egotistic ( egotistical), important, overweening, pompous, prideful, proud, self-conceited, self-important, self-opinionated, self-satisfied, smug, stuck-up, swellheaded, vain, vainglorious
RELATED WORDS:
blusterous, blustery, boastful, bombastic, braggart, bragging, braggy, cocky, swaggering; arrogant, assumptive, bumptious, cavalier, chesty, disdainful, fastuous, haughty, high-and-mighty, high-hat, huffy, lofty, lordly, masterful, peremptory, pontifical, self-asserting, self-assertive, snobbish, snobby, snooty, supercilious, superior, toplofty ( toploftical), uppish, uppity; domineering, high-handed, imperious; highfalutin ( hifalutin), holier-than-thou, pretentious; overconfident, presuming, presumptuous; confident, self-assured, self-confident; self-adulatory, self-congratulatory, self-contented, self-gratulatory; self-applauding, self-dramatizing, self-glorifying, self-promoting; self-affected, self-centered, self-engrossed, selfish; condescending, patronizing
NEAR ANTONYMS:
diffident, self-critical, self-distrustful, self-doubting, self-reproachful, self-reproving; meek, timid, unassertive; down-to-earth, unarrogant, unassuming, unpretentious; bashful, demure, introverted, mousy ( mousey), overmodest, retiring, sheepish, shrinking, shy
egoless, humble, modest, uncomplacent
proud (adjective)
3.
large and impressive in size, grandeur, extent, or conception
SYNONIMS:
august, baronial, epic, gallant, glorious, grandiose, heroic ( heroical), Homeric, imperial, imposing, magnific, magnificent, majestic, massive, monumental, noble, proud, regal, royal, splendid, stately
RELATED WORDS:
colossal, monstrous, prodigious, stupendous, tremendous; kingly, lordly, princely, queenly; awesome, awful, cosmic ( cosmical), sublime, wondrous; formidable, impressive, prepossessing, redoubtable; apocalyptic ( apocalyptical), inflated, operatic, overblown, pompous; marvelous ( marvellous), superb, terrific, wonderful; extravagant, lavish, luxurious, opulent, palatial, palatine, sumptuous; gorgeous, resplendent, splendiferous; extraordinary, killer, remarkable, sensational, striking; celestial, divine, heavenly
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lowly, modest, unprepossessing; average, common, mediocre, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, second-rate; abject, mean, meretricious, shabby, sordid; insignificant, measly, paltry, petty, puny, trifling, trivial
humble, unheroic, unimposing, unimpressive
proud (adjective)
4.
having or expressing feelings of joy or triumph
SYNONIMS:
cock-a-hoop, crank, crowing, exulting, glorying, jubilant, prideful, proud, rejoicing, triumphant
RELATED WORDS:
ecstatic, elated, euphoric; arrogant, boastful, cocky; conquering, victorious, winning
NEAR ANTONYMS:
crestfallen, defeated, dejected, depressed, disconsolate, dispirited, downcast
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