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proud

Definitions by Oxford


[praʊd], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one's own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated
(e.g: a proud grandma of three boys)

- having or showing a high or excessively high opinion of oneself or one's importance
(e.g: he was a proud, arrogant man)

- slightly projecting from a surface
(e.g: balls standing proud of the fabric)


Phrases:
- do someone proud

Origin:
late Old English prūt, prūd ‘having a high opinion of one's own worth’, from Old French prud ‘valiant’, based on Latin prodesse ‘be of value’. The phrase proud flesh dates back to late Middle English, but the sense ‘slightly projecting’ is first recorded in English dialect of the 19th century







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