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"proud" in British English

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proudadjective

uk   /praʊd/ us   /praʊd/
  • 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.

proudadjective, adverb

uk   /praʊd/ us   /praʊd/ mainly UK formal
(Definition of proud from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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proudadjective [-er/-est only]

us   /prɑʊd/
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.
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.
(Definition of proud from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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