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Meaning of “pride” in the English Dictionary

"pride" in British English

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pridenoun

uk   us   /praɪd/
  • pride noun (SATISFACTION)

B2 [U] a ​feeling of ​pleasure and ​satisfaction that you get because you or ​peopleconnected with you have done or got something good: She ​felt a ​greatsense of pride as she ​watched him ​accept the ​award. He ​felt such pride ​walking his little ​daughter down the ​street.
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take pride in sth/sb to ​feel very ​pleased about something or someone you are ​closelyconnected with: If you don't take ​professional pride in ​yourwork, you're ​probably in the ​wrongjob.

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  • pride noun (RESPECT FOR YOURSELF)

B2 [U] yourfeelings of ​your own ​worth and ​respect for yourself: She has too much pride to ​accept any ​help. The country's ​national pride has been ​damaged by ​itssportingfailures.

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(Definition of pride from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pride" in American English

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pridenoun

 us   /prɑɪd/
  • pride noun (FEELING OF SATISFACTION)

[U] a ​feeling of ​pleasure and ​satisfaction that you get because you or ​peopleconnected with you have done something good: Their son’s ​outstandingacademicrecord was a ​source of ​great pride to them. We take pride in the high ​quality of ​ourfood.
  • pride noun (FEELING OF WORTH)

[U] yourfeelings of ​your own ​worth and ​respect for yourself: Out of pride, he ​refused an ​offer to take over his ​business. [U] disapproving Pride is also the ​belief that you are ​better or more ​important than other ​people.
  • pride noun (GROUP)

[C] a ​group of ​lions
(Definition of pride from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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