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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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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/

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.

(Definition of “proud” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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