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Meaning of PROUD

Pronunciation:  prawd

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  1. [adj]  having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"
  2. [adj]  feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure's your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

PROUD is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: arrogant, beaming, big, bigheaded, boastful, braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, chesty, cock-a-hoop, conceited, crowing, dignified, disdainful, egotistic, egotistical, gallant, glorious, gratifying, haughty, house-proud, illustrious, impressive, lofty, lordly, majestic, overproud, persnickety, pleased, prideful, proud of(p), purse-proud, redoubtable, respected, self-aggrandising, self-aggrandizing, self-conceited, self-important, self-respectful, self-respecting, shabby-genteel, sniffy, snooty, snot-nosed, snotty, stuck-up, supercilious, swaggering, swelled, swollen, swollen-headed, too big for one's breeches, uppish, vain, vainglorious
 Antonyms: humble
 See Also: immodest



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.
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.

             Nor much expect A foe so proud will first the
             weaker seek.                      --Milton.

             O death, made proud with pure and princely
             beauty !                          --Shak.

             And shades impervious to the proud world's
             glare.                            --Keble.
   (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.''

             Are we proud men proud of being proud ?

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.''

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

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

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 flesh} (Med.), a fungous growth or excrescence of
   granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.