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proud

adjective
 
 
/praʊd/
PLEASED B1 feeling very pleased about something you have done, something you own, or someone you know: She was so proud of her son. [+ to do sth] I'm very proud to be involved in this project.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
be too proud to do sth B2 to not be able to do something, especially ask for help, because you are too embarrassed: He's too proud to ask you for any money.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
IMPORTANT feeling that you are more important than you really areShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of proud from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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