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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride;
- Example: "proud parents"
- Example: "proud of his accomplishments"
- Example: "a proud moment"
- Example: "proud to serve his country"
- Example: "a proud name"
- Example: "proud princes"

2. having or displaying great dignity or nobility;
- Example: "a gallant pageant"
- Example: "lofty ships"
- Example: "majestic cities"
- Example: "proud alpine peaks"
[syn: gallant, lofty, majestic, proud]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proud \Proud\, a. [Compar. Prouder; superl. Proudest.] [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. pr[=u]t; akin to Icel. pr[=u][eth]r 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. [1913 Webster] Nor much expect A foe so proud will first the weaker seek. --Milton. [1913 Webster] O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty ! --Shak. [1913 Webster] And shades impervious to the proud world's glare. --Keble. [1913 Webster] (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. [1913 Webster] Are we proud men proud of being proud ? --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud Are mantled with a golden cloud. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 3. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] Note: 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. [1913 Webster] Proud flesh (Med.), a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

proud adj 1: feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes" [ant: humble] 2: having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks" [syn: gallant, lofty, majestic, proud]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

153 Moby Thesaurus words for "proud": Babylonian, Corinthian, arrogant, assured, august, awe-inspiring, awful, barbaric, big, bloated, boastful, braggart, cavalier, cocksure, cocky, complacent, conceited, condescending, confident, contemptuous, convinced, creditable, decided, deluxe, determined, dignified, disdainful, dismissive, distinguished, domineering, egotistical, elaborate, elegant, eminent, erect, estimable, extravagant, fancy, fine, glorious, gorgeous, grand, grandiose, gratified, great, haughty, high and mighty, high-and-mighty, high-faluting, high-flown, high-handed, high-headed, high-nosed, hoity-toity, honorable, honored, house-proud, hubristic, huffy, illustrious, imperious, important, imposing, impressive, independent, insolent, lofty, lordly, luxurious, magnificent, majestic, masterful, narcissistic, noble, notable, noted, noteworthy, ostentatious, overbearing, overconfident, oversure, overweening, palatial, patronizing, persuaded, pleased with, plush, poised, pompous, posh, positive, pretentious, prideful, princely, prominent, proud as Lucifer, proud-blooded, proud-looking, proud-minded, proud-spirited, proudful, proudhearted, purse-proud, reassured, reputable, respected, resplendent, ritzy, secure, self-assured, self-conceited, self-confident, self-esteeming, self-important, self-reliant, self-respecting, self-satisfied, self-sufficient, smug, snobbish, snooty, snotty, splendacious, splendid, splendiferous, splendorous, stately, stiff-necked, stuck-up, stuffy, sublime, sumptuous, superb, supercilious, superfancy, superfine, superior, sure, swank, swanky, swell, toplofty, unafraid, undoubting, unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering, uppish, uppity, upstage, vain, vainglorious, worthy