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English definition of “pride”

pride

noun [U]
 
 
/praɪd/
SATISFACTION B2 a feeling of satisfaction at your achievements or the achievements of your family or friends: She felt a great sense of pride as she watched him accept the award. The whole community takes pride in (= feels proud about) the school.Pleasure and happiness
RESPECT B2 the respect that you feel for yourself: Defeat in the World Cup has badly damaged national pride.Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
IMPORTANCE the belief that you are better or more important than other people: His pride prevented him from asking for help.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
sb's pride and joy something or someone that is very important to you: He spends hours cleaning that motorcycle - it's his pride and joy.Taking pleasure in something
(Definition of pride from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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