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proud

adjective uk   /praʊd/ us  

proud adjective (SATISFIED)

B1 feeling pleasure and satisfaction because you or people connected with you have done or got something good: You must be very proud of your son. We're particularly proud of our company's environmental record. When she received her prize I think I was the proudest parent on the face of the earth. [+ to infinitive] I'm very proud to have been involved in this project. [+ (that)] I was so proud (that) my son had been chosen for the national team.
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proud adjective (RESPECTING YOURSELF)

approving having or showing respect for yourself: We Albanians are a proud people. He might be poor but he's also proud, and he won't be pushed around by anyone.

proud adjective (FEELING IMPORTANT)

B2 disapproving feeling that you are better and more important than other people: Come on, admit you're wrong and don't be so proud. She knows she's lost, but she's too proud to admit it.

proud

adjective, adverb uk   /praʊd/ mainly UK formal us  
sticking out from the surrounding area: Sand the surface with abrasive paper until no flakes of paint stand proud of the surface.
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