proud

  • 1 proud — W3S2 [praud] adj comparative prouder superlative proudest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(pleased)¦ 2 proudest moment/achievement/possession 3¦(too high opinion)¦ 4¦(great self respect)¦ 5 do somebody proud 6¦(impressive)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 proud — [ praud ] adjective ** 1. ) feeling happy about your achievements, your possessions, or people you are connected with: proud of: We re so proud of her for telling the truth. proud to do something: I m proud to say that we made the right decision …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 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)… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 proud — [proud] adj. [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… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 proud — 1 Proud, arrogant, haughty, lordly, insolent, overbearing, supercilious, disdainful can mean in common filled with or showing a sense of one s superiority and scorn for what one regards as in some way inferior. Proud (see also proud under PRIDE… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 proud — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (often proud of) feeling pride or satisfaction in one s own or another s achievements. 2) having or showing a high opinion of oneself. 3) conscious of one s own dignity. 4) (often proud of) slightly projecting from a surface. 5)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Proud — may refer to: * Pride, the sense of one s own worth * Proud (film), a 2004 film dramatizing the story of the African American crew of USS Mason (DE 529) * Proud (Heather Small album), the debut album by Heather Small * Proud (song), a song by… …

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  • 8 proud — (adj.) late O.E. prud, prute, probably from O.Fr. prud, oblique case of adjective prouz brave, valiant (11c.), from L.L. prode advantageous, profitable (c.200), from L. prodesse be useful, from pro before (see PRO (Cf. pro ) + esse …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 proud — [adj1] pleased, pleasing appreciative, august, content, contented, dignified, eminent, fiery, fine, glad, glorious, gorgeous, grand, gratified, gratifying, great, great hearted, honored, illustrious, imposing, impressive, magnificent, majestic,… …

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  • 10 proud — I (conceited) adjective affected, aloof, arrogant, assuming, boastful, braggart, condescending, contemptuous, defiant, disdainful, egoistic, egoistical, flaunting, haughty, imperious, insolent, lordly, obstinate, orgulous, overweening,… …

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  • 11 proud */*/ — UK [praʊd] / US adjective Word forms proud : adjective proud comparative prouder superlative proudest Metaphor: Being too proud, and thinking that you are better than other people, is like being high up. Being humble is like being low down. I can …

    English dictionary

  • 12 proud — [[t]pra͟ʊd[/t]] ♦♦♦ prouder, proudest 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n, ADJ that/to inf If you feel proud, you feel pleased about something good that you possess or have done, or about something good that a person close to you has done. I felt proud… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 proud — /praUd/ adjective 1 PLEASED feeling pleased with your achievements, family, country etc because you think they are very good: You should see them with the baby they re so proud! (+ of): Jane s very proud of her new car. | proud (that): We are… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 proud — proudly, adv. proudness, n. /prowd/, adj., prouder, proudest, adv. adj. 1. feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as highly honorable or creditable to oneself (often fol. by of, an infinitive, or a clause). 2. having, proceeding …

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  • 15 proud — /praʊd / (say prowd) adjective 1. feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something conceived as highly honourable or creditable to oneself: proud of her achievements; proud to be Australian; proud that we reached the final. 2. having or cherishing …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 proud — adj. 1 feeling greatly honoured or pleased (am proud to know him; proud of his friendship). 2 a (often foll. by of) valuing oneself, one s possessions, etc. highly, or esp. too highly; haughty; arrogant (proud of his ancient name). b (often in… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 proud — adj. 1) justly proud 2) proudof (proud of one s children) 3) proud to + inf. (she will be proud to serve) 4) proud that + clause (he is proud that he served in the army) * * * [praʊd] justly proud proud that + clause (he is proud that he served… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 proud — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ make sb ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly …

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  • 19 proud — [[t]praʊd[/t]] adj. er, est, adv. 1) feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as honorable or creditable to oneself 2) having or showing self respect or self esteem 3) giving a sense of pride; highly gratifying: a proud… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 proud — Synonyms and related words: Babylonian, Corinthian, arrogant, assured, august, awe inspiring, awful, barbaric, big, bloated, boastful, braggart, cavalier, cocksure, cocky, complacent, conceited, condescending, confident, contemptuous, convinced,… …

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