What is proud?

  • (adj): Having or displaying great dignity or nobility.
    Example: "Proud alpine peaks"
    Synonyms: gallant, lofty, majestic
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "proud":

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

Famous quotes containing the word proud:

    High on a throne of royal state, which far
    Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind,
    Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand
    Show’rs on her kings barbaric pearl and gold,
    Satan exalted sat, by merit raised
    To that bad eminence; and, from despair
    Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires
    Beyond thus high, insatiate to pursue
    Vain war with Heav’n, and by success untaught,
    His proud imaginations
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    But he thought of his sisters, proud and cold,
    And his mother, vain of her rank and gold.
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    From you have I been absent in the spring,
    When proud pied April, dressed in all his trim,
    Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,
    That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)