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pride

noun uk   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.
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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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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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pride noun (FEELING OF IMPORTANCE)

[U] disapproving the belief that you are better or more important than other people: Pride was his downfall.
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pride noun (LIONS)

[C] a group of lions
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