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pridenoun

us   /prɑɪd/
  • pride noun (FEELING OF SATISFACTION)

[U] a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you get because you or people connected with you have done something good: Their son’s outstanding academic record was a source of great pride to them. We take pride in the high quality of our food.
  • pride noun (FEELING OF WORTH)

[U] your feelings of your own worth and respect for yourself: Out of pride, he refused an offer to take over his business.
[U] disapproving Pride is also the belief that you are better or more important than other people.
  • pride noun (GROUP)

[C] a group of lions
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"pride" in British English

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pridenoun

uk   /praɪd/ 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.
See also
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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