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proud

adjective [-er/-est only]  /prɑʊd/ us  

proud adjective [-er/-est only] (SATISFIED)

feeling satisfaction and pleasure because of something that you have achieved, possess, or are a part of: He’s very proud of his daughters. The company is proud of its environmental record. [+ to infinitive] I am proud to have played a part in what this team achieved.

proud adjective [-er/-est only] (RESPECTING YOURSELF)

having respect for yourself, or showing feelings of your own worth: Americans are a proud people. He might be poor but he’s too proud to accept charity. People may also be proud in an unpleasant way and have too high an opinion of themselves: [+ to infinitive] She is too proud to admit that she could ever be wrong.
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