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Another word for pride

  1. A sense of one's own dignity or worth

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  2. The quality of being arrogant

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  3. A regarding of oneself with undue favor

      1. An act, experience, or course of behavior that gratifies the ego.
      1. Excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceit.
      2. Something about which one is vain or conceited:
      3. Worthlessness, pointlessness, or futility:
      1. Excessive or unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.
      2. Vain, ostentatious display:
      1. Excessive preoccupation with or admiration of oneself.
      2. A personality disorder characterized by self-preoccupation, need for admiration, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.
      3. Erotic pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, especially as a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.
      1. An inflated sense of one's own importance; conceit.
      1. The doctrine that human behavior is motivated by self-interest.
      2. The belief that self-interest provides the proper basis for moral behavior.
      3. Egotism; conceit.
      1. The self, especially as distinct from the world and other selves.
      2. In psychoanalysis, the division of the psyche that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior, and is most in touch with external reality.
      3. An exaggerated sense of self-importance; conceit.
      1. Unduly favorable estimation of one's own abilities or worth; overly positive self-regard.
      2. Estimation or opinion of something, especially when favorable.
      3. A witty expression or fanciful idea:
      1. Respect for oneself; self-esteem.
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  1. To be proud of (oneself), as for an accomplishment or achievement

      1. To smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak or bill.
      2. To trim or clean (fur) with the tongue, as cats do.
      3. To dress or groom (oneself) with elaborate care; primp.
      1. A feather, especially a large and showy one.
      2. A large feather, cluster of feathers, or similar ornament worn on a helmet, hat, or horse's harness.
      3. A token of honor or achievement.
      1. To express one's joy or good wishes to (someone) regarding that person's achievement or good fortune:
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Another word for pride

  1. The quality of being vain

  2. Conduct growing from pride, sense 1

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  3. Proper respect for oneself

  4. A feeling of satisfaction

  5. A source of satisfaction

  6. A group of animals, especially lions

      1. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
      2. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
      3. A group of people usually having a common interest or association:
      1. A collection of items tied up or wrapped; a bundle.
      2. A container made to be carried on the body of a person or animal.
      3. The amount, as of food, that is processed and packaged at one time or in one season.
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Synonym Study

  • Self-esteem may suggest undue pride, but more usually implies belief in oneself and proper respect for one's worth as a person
  • Vainglory implies extreme conceit as manifested by boasting, swaggering, arrogance, etc. the vainglory of a conquering general
  • Vanity suggests an excessive desire to be admired by others for one's achievements, appearance, etc. his vanity is wounded by criticism
  • Conceit always implies an exaggerated opinion of oneself, one's achievements, etc. blinded by her overweening conceit
  • Pride refers either to a justified or excessive belief in one's own worth, merit, superiority, etc. she takes pride in her accuracy