Proud flesh
Proud Proud, a. [Compar. {Prouder}; superl. {Proudest}.] [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. pr[=u]t; akin to Icel. pr[=u][eth]r stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. {Pride}.] 1. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense; as: (a) Possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous. [1913 Webster]

Nor much expect A foe so proud will first the weaker seek. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty ! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And shades impervious to the proud world's glare. --Keble. [1913 Webster] (b) Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country. ``Proud to be checked and soothed.'' --Keble. [1913 Webster]

Are we proud men proud of being proud ? --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious. ``Of shadow proud.'' --Chapman. ``Proud titles.'' --Shak. `` The proud temple's height.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud Are mantled with a golden cloud. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

3. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

Note: Proud is often used with participles in the formation of compounds which, for the most part, are self-explaining; as, proud-crested, proud-minded, proud-swelling. [1913 Webster]

{Proud flesh} (Med.), a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Proud flesh — Flesh Flesh (fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl[ a]sk.] 1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proud-flesh — see under ↑proud • • • Main Entry: ↑flesh …   Useful english dictionary

  • proud flesh — n. [so called from the notion of swelling up] an abnormal growth of flesh around a healing wound, caused by excessive granulation …   English World dictionary

  • Proud Flesh — Letzte Besetzung 1971 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • proud flesh — n an excessive growth of granulation tissue (as in an ulcer) * * * exuberant amounts of soft, edematous, granulation tissue that may develop during the healing of large surface wounds …   Medical dictionary

  • proud flesh — proud′ flesh′ n. pat granulation 4), b) • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • Proud Flesh — Infobox musical artist Name = Proud Flesh Img capt = The last line up 1971 Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Origin = Flagicon|Germany Bad Godesberg Instrument = Voice type = Genre = Krautrock Occupation =… …   Wikipedia

  • proud flesh — /praʊd ˈflɛʃ/ (say prowd flesh) noun → granulation tissue …   Australian English dictionary

  • proud flesh — noun Date: 14th century an excessive growth of granulation tissue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • proud flesh — Pathol. See granulation tissue. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

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