Meaning of “pride” in the English Dictionary

"pride" in British English

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pridenoun

uk /praɪd/ us /praɪd/

pride noun (SATISFACTION)

B2 [ U ] a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you get because you or people connected with you have done or got something good:

She felt a great sense of pride as she watched him accept the award.
He felt such pride walking his little daughter down the street.
See also
take pride in sth/sb

to feel very pleased about something or someone you are closely connected with:

If you don't take professional pride in your work, you're probably in the wrong job.

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  • They felt a glow of pride as they watched their daughter collect the award.
  • He shows great pride in his work and has no false modesty about his success.
  • The opera house is a great source of civic pride.
  • You should take more pride in your work.
  • His heart swelled with pride as he stood watching his son graduate.

pride noun (RESPECT FOR YOURSELF)

B2 [ U ] your feelings 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 its sporting failures.

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  • The athletics win provided a much-needed boost to national pride.
  • wounded pride
  • He was forced to swallow his pride and ask if he could have his old job back.
  • Losing the competition was a real blow to her pride.
  • When she left him on his own it really hurt his pride.

(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 people connected with you have done something good:

Their son’s outstanding academic record was a source of great pride to them.
We take pride in the high quality of our food.

pride noun (FEELING OF WORTH)

[ U ] your feelings 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)