noun Etymology: Greek hybris Date: 1884 exaggerated pride or self-confidence • hubristic adjective

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  • hubris — also hybris, 1884, a back formation from hubristic or else from Gk. hybris wanton violence, insolence, outrage, originally presumption toward the gods; the first element probably PIE *ud up, out, but the meaning of the second is debated …   Etymology dictionary

  • hubris — [n] arrogance airs, audacity, brass*, cheek*, chutzpah*, cockiness, conceitedness, contemptuousness, disdain, insolence, loftiness, nerve, ostentation, overbearance, pomposity, pompousness, presumption, pretension, pretentiousness, self… …   New thesaurus

  • hubris — ► NOUN ▪ excessive pride or self confidence. DERIVATIVES hubristic adjective. ORIGIN Greek, originally denoting presumption towards or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis …   English terms dictionary

  • hubris — [hyo͞o′bris; ] also [ ho͞o′bris] n. [Gr hybris < IE base ud , up (> OUT) + * gwerī , heavy: basic sense prob. “to rush at impetuously”] wanton insolence or arrogance resulting from excessive pride or from passion hubristic adj …   English World dictionary

  • hubris — hubristic, adj. /hyooh bris, hooh /, n. excessive pride or self confidence; arrogance. Also, hybris. Cf. sophrosyne. [1880 85; < Gk hýbris insolence] * * * Greek  hybris        in Classical Athenian usage, the intentional use of violence to… …   Universalium

  • Hubris — The characteristic of excessive confidence or arrogance, which leads a person to believe that he or she may do no wrong. The overwhelming pride caused by hubris is often considered a flaw in character. While these hubris feelings are often… …   Investment dictionary

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