pride
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English prȳde, from prūd proud — more at proud Date: before 12th century 1. the quality or state of being proud: as a. inordinate self-esteem ; conceit b. a reasonable or justifiable self-respect c. delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship <
parental pride
>
2. proud or disdainful behavior or treatment ; disdain 3. a. ostentatious display b. highest pitch ; prime 4. a source of pride ; the best in a group or class 5. a company of lions 6. a showy or impressive group <
a pride of dancers
>
II. transitive verb (prided; priding) Date: 13th century to indulge (as oneself) in pride

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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