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proudadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /prɑʊd/
feelingsatisfaction 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 ​itsenvironmentalrecord. [+ to infinitive] I am proud to have ​played a ​part in what this ​teamachieved.
having ​respect for yourself, or ​showingfeelings of ​your own ​worth: Americans are a proud ​people. He might be ​poor but he’s too proud to ​acceptcharity. 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)







"proud" in British English

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proudadjective

uk   us   /praʊd/
  • proud adjective (SATISFIED)

B1 feelingpleasure and ​satisfaction because you or ​peopleconnected with you have done or got something good: You must be very proud ofyourson. We're ​particularly proud ofour company's ​environmentalrecord. 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 ​nationalteam.
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  • proud adjective (RESPECTING YOURSELF)

approving having or ​showingrespect for yourself: We Albanians are a proud ​people. He might be ​poor but he's also proud, and he won't be ​pushed around by anyone.

proudadjective, adverb

uk   us   /praʊd/ mainly UK formal
(Definition of proud from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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