Proud

Proud

(?), a. [Compar. Prouder (?); superl. Proudest.] [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. prt; akin to Icel. prr stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.] 1. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense; as: (a) Possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous.
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Nor much expect
A foe so proud will first the weaker seek.
Milton.
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O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty !
Shak.
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And shades impervious to the proud world's glare.
Keble.
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(b) Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country. "Proud to be checked and soothed." Keble.
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Are we proud men proud of being proud ?
Thackeray.
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2. Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious. "Of shadow proud." Chapman. "Proud titles." Shak. " The proud temple's height." Dryden.
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Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud
Are mantled with a golden cloud.
Keble.
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3. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals. Sir T. Browne.
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Proud is often used with participles in the formation of compounds which, for the most part, are self-explaining; as, proud-crested, proud-minded, proud-swelling.
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Proud flesh (Med.), a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.
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