What is pride?

  • (noun): A group of lions.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Pride is an inwardly directed emotion that carries two common meanings. With a negative connotation, pride refers to an inflated sense of one's personal status or accomplishments, often used synonymously with hubris. With a positive connotation, pride refers to a satisfied sense of attachment toward one's own or another's choices and actions, or toward a whole group of people, and is a product of praise, independent self-reflection, or a fulfilled feeling of belonging. Philosophers and social psychologists have noted that pride is a complex secondary emotion which requires the development of a sense of self and the mastery of relevant conceptual distinctions (e.g., that pride is distinct from happiness and joy) through language-based interaction with others. Some social psychologists identify it as linked to a signal of high social status. In contrast pride could also be defined as a disagreement with the truth. One definition of pride in the first sense comes from St. Augustine: "the love of one's own excellence". In this sense, the opposite of pride is either humility or guilt; the latter in particular being a sense of one's own failure in contrast to Augustine's notion of excellence.

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More definitions of "pride":

  • (noun): A feeling of self-respect and personal worth.
    Synonyms: pridefulness
  • (noun): Unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins).
    Synonyms: superbia
  • (noun): Satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements.
    Example: "He takes pride in his son's success"
  • (noun): The trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards.

Famous quotes containing the word pride:

    Our conjectures pass upon us for truths; we will know what we do not know, and often, what we cannot know: so mortifying to our pride is the base suspicion of ignorance.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    That which occasions so many mistakes in the computations of men, when they expect return for favors, is that the giver’s pride and the receiver’s cannot agree upon the value of the kindness done.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    There one that ruffled in a manly pose
    For all his timid heart, there that slow man,
    That meditative man, John Synge, and those
    Impetuous men, Shawe-Taylor and Hugh Lane,
    Found pride established in humility,
    A scene well set and excellent company.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)