The noun pride describes a feeling of happiness that comes from achieving something. When you do a good job or finish a difficult task, you feel pride. Pride can also have a negative meaning and refer to exceedingly high self-regard.

If you know someone with the negative kind of pride, you might notice that his pride makes it hard for people to like him. Pride can also refer to the standards you have for yourself — your dignity. For example, you might have too much pride to ask for help when you need it. Pride also acts as a verb meaning "be proud of." You might pride yourself on being punctual, or pride yourself on always having a daring, trendsetting haircut.

Definitions of pride
  1. noun
    a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    synonyms: pridefulness
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    humbleness, humility
    a humble feeling
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    dignity, self-regard, self-respect, self-worth
    the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
    self-esteem, self-pride
    a feeling of pride in yourself
    ego, egotism, self-importance
    an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanity
    feelings of excessive pride
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    the experiencing of affective and emotional states
  2. noun
    unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    synonyms: superbia
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    arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness
    overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
    condescension, disdainfulness, superciliousness
    the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
    the manifestation of scorn and contempt
    overbearing pride or presumption
    domineeringness, imperiousness, overbearingness
    the trait of being imperious and overbearing
    displaying a sense of being better than others
    snobbery, snobbishness, snobbism
    the trait of condescending to those of lower social status
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    deadly sin, mortal sin
    an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace
  3. noun
    the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
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    a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
  4. noun
    satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    “he takes pride in his son's success”
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    civic pride, civic spirit
    pride in your city
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    the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation
  5. verb
    be proud of
    “He prides himself on making it into law school”
    synonyms: congratulate, plume
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    experience, feel
    undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
  6. noun
    a group of lions
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    animal group
    a group of animals
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