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TOEFL BNC: 2878 COCA: 2801


1 pride /ˈpraɪd/ noun
plural prides
1 pride
plural prides
Learner's definition of PRIDE
: a feeling that you respect yourself and deserve to be respected by other people : self- respect自尊;自尊心
: a feeling that you are more important or better than other people傲慢;自负;自大
: a feeling of happiness that you get when you or someone you know does something good, difficult, etc.自豪;满足
[singular] : a person or thing that makes you feel proud引以为傲的人(或事物)
[count] : a group of lions狮群

pride and joy

: someone or something that makes you very proud and happy能带来骄傲和快乐的人(或事物)

pride of place

: the highest position or best place显要地位;最佳位置

— prideful

/ˈpraɪdfəl/ adjective, US [more prideful; most prideful]

— pridefully

adverb, US
2 pride /ˈpraɪd/ verb
prides; prided; priding
2 pride
prides; prided; priding
Learner's definition of PRIDE

pride yourself on

: to be proud because of having (an ability, quality, etc.)以…自豪;以…骄傲;因…感到得意
TOEFL BNC: 2878 COCA: 2801


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plural prides
: the quality or state of being proud: such as
: reasonable self-esteem : confidence and satisfaction in oneself : self-respect
There were no injuries, except for a few cases of severely wounded pride. McCandlish Phillips
… it is so painful a thing to miss what you want when you have done your very best to obtain it! To struggle in vain always hurts the pride Anthony Trollope
Dressing to the nines on a tight budget is a matter of pride. [=something done in order to maintain one's pride] "When you're young you don't have to care about fashion," says Mr Wu, 82. "But when you're old, you have to." The Economist
: pleasure that comes from some relationship, association, achievement, or possession that is seen as a source of honor, respect, etc.
Family members watched with pride as the students took the stage.
professional/civic pride
a beautifully decorated house that shows great pride of ownership
craftspeople who take pride in their work
There's a real sense of pride that the neighborhood finally has a destination restaurant. Ruth Reichl
: exaggerated self-esteem : conceit
Almost all the ancient vices—envy, wrath, greed, pride and, notably, lust—can, and will, be facilitated by the internet over the course of the show. John Anderson
Ingratitude was condemned …, the sinfulness of pride was pointed out—together with the proverbial fact that it "goes before a fall." Joseph Conrad
He [Henry Worsley] was, he knew, blinded by pride; as he later wrote, he could not be seen as "admitting to weakness." David Grann
Interest and ambition exercise considerable sway among them; but pride and vanity none: the distinctions of rank produce little impression. Germaine de Staël
Swallow your pride and ask for help—if you're lucky enough to have it. Jessica Irvine
also : behavior that reflects such an attitude
I would gladly suffer his haughty pride and sharp tongue for her sake. Diane Stanley
sometimes Pride : respect and appreciation for oneself and others as members of a group and especially a marginalized group : solidarity with a group based on a shared identity, history, and experience
Growing up in the 70s, she was immersed in shows of Black pride, activism, and bold style. Jasmine Browley
a symbol of gay Pride
usually Pride : an event or series of events celebrating and affirming the rights, equality, and culture of LGBTQ people
… Madrid's take on Pride … starts each year in late June and runs through early July. What used to be a small celebration in the late 1970s has since grown into one of the largest celebrations of LGBTQ pride in Europe. Meena Thiruvengadam
celebrating Gay/LGBT/LGBTQ Pride
often used before another noun
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. This month-long celebration demonstrates how LGBTQ Americans have strengthened our country, by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill. The first Pride March in New York City was held on June 28, 1970, on the one year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.Library of CongressThe rainbow colors of the flags that wave at Pride parades are meant to celebrate the diversity of a community that includes people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and—all the rest. Sean Thomas-Breitfeld
: a source of pride : a person or thing that makes you feel proud
The school's award-winning choir is the pride of the town.
Outside the house, the pride of the property is an eighteenth-century herb garden. Joseph J. Thorndike, Jr.
: a group of lions living together
Male lions stay with the pride until they are displaced by other male lions. Lionesses stay forever. John Corry
The lions' basic social unit is the pride—a permanent social group consisting of two to eighteen adult females and their offspring and one to seven resident adult males. Anne Pusey and Craig Packer
: a showy or pretentious group
the queen surrounded by a pride of gaily dressed ladies
a pompous pride of civic notables
archaic : ostentatious or showy display
Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars / That make ambition virtue! O, farewell, … The royal banner, and all quality, / Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war! William Shakespeare
Since the foundation of Rome, no general had more nobly deserved a triumph than Aurelian; nor was a triumph ever celebrated with superior pride and magnificence. Edward Gibbon
: the most active, thriving, or satisfying stage or period : prime
in the pride of one's youth
In the pride of her beauty she had been married … William Makepeace Thackeray


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prided; priding

transitive verb

: to indulge (oneself) in pride
now usually used in the phrase pride oneself on to describe taking pride in some ability, quality, etc.
She was a girl who prided herself on her carefully blasé and supercilious attitude towards life. P. G. Wodehouse

Example Sentences

Noun Being able to work again gave him his pride back. Getting caught cheating stripped him of his pride. Pride would not allow her to give up. It's a matter of pride that he does the work all by himself. The novel is about a family consumed with pride and vanity. They needed help, but their pride wouldn't let them ask for it. I had to swallow my pride and admit I made a mistake. He showed a great pride in his family. These young people are the pride of their community. Verb he prides himself on the quality of his writing See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Among them was Caroline Kaplan, a local artist who creates inclusive art and greeting cards that restyle traditional fantasy characters with a dose of pride. Jake H. Dressler, Hartford Courant, 11 Sep. 2022 Abuela's got jokes, but there’s also this sense of pride that comes from it. Jasmin Hernandez, refinery29.com, 1 Sep. 2022 But, more than an afterthought, the best white wines warrant a place of pride in your cellar. Mike Desimone, Robb Report, 28 Aug. 2022 My parents’ library grew to contain perhaps 3,000 volumes, with those rarest 800 a source of pride and of abiding interest to most of their guests. Christopher Lloyd, WSJ, 27 Aug. 2022 Because of Colombia's historic role, legalizing recreational use would be an immense cultural shift -- and perhaps a source of pride, Marchan said. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 21 Aug. 2022 Atlanta police discovered the symbol as well as a curse word and an anti-gay slur spray-painted at 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, where the rainbow display has become an emblem of pride for the city’s LGBTQ community. Caroline Silva, ajc, 19 Aug. 2022 Your hair is a source of beauty, of pride, of self-expression. Noel Cody, Essence, 19 Aug. 2022 The Jets surrendered 21 points a game, not a point of pride for the defensive-minded McGehee. Mike Perrin | Preps@al.com, al, 11 Aug. 2022
The Cardinals pride themselves on versatility, and with the question marks at corner, their safeties might be called upon for more pass coverage Sunday. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 6 Sep. 2022 The British, as a general rule, pride themselves on being in control of their emotions and sort of stiff upper lip in handling whatever life throws at them. Adrienne Gaffney, ELLE, 31 Aug. 2022 Many companies pride themselves on running lean, but the big breakthrough gains will more than cover the cost of additional staff members who enable high-leverage employees to grow the business. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 11 Aug. 2022 Birkenstocks pride themselves on contouring to your foot and transformed that cachet of durable craftsmanship into $400 designer collabs. Ryan Lee Wong, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2022 While Only Murders in the Building does pride itself on incorporating a podcast into every single episode, there is sadly no real-life place to listen to the actors reading the script from the show. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 9 July 2022 Organizations look up to leaders who instill pride and provide direction, motivation, incentive and guidance and have a strong emotional awareness. Manish Gupta, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Residents pride themselves on being self-sufficient. Moriah Balingit, Washington Post, 27 June 2022 Instead, Putin offers a harsh Russian nationalism without any of the sense of progress, possibility, and even pride that, at least at one point, the Soviet Union seemed to offer (at least to some people). Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, 18 June 2022 See More

Word History



Middle English, from Old English prȳde, from prūd proud — more at proud

First Known Use


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pride was before the 12th century

See also: pride

TOEFL BNC: 2878 COCA: 2801


1feeling of being proud of sb/sth自豪感ADJECTIVE | VERB + PRIDE | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEfierce, great強烈的自豪感justifiable有理由的自豪She took justifiable pride in her son's achievements.她為兒子的成就感到理所當然的自豪。fatherly父親般的驕傲He smiled with fatherly pride.他帶着慈父般的自豪微笑着。VERB + PRIDEfeel, have, swell with感到驕傲;自豪感油然而生They have a fierce pride in their traditions.他們對自己的傳統感到無比自豪。He swelled with pride as he held the trophy.手捧獎杯時他的自豪感油然而生。express表達自豪感PREPOSITIONwith pride自豪地I wear my policeman's uniform with pride.我自豪地穿着警服。'My daughter's a writer,' he added with pride.“我女兒是作家。”他自豪地補充說。pride in對⋯的自豪She expressed pride in her child's achievement.她表達了對孩子成績的自豪。PHRASESa cause for pride, a matter for pride引以為豪的原因/事物Their reputation for fairness is a matter for pride.他們公正的名聲值得自豪。a source of pride自豪的原因take (a) pride in sth對⋯感到自豪She takes great pride in her work.她對自己的工作感到非常自豪。


2self-respect自尊ADJECTIVE | VERB + PRIDE | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEgreat強烈的自尊心family, masculine, personal, professional家庭/男性/個人/職業尊嚴His masculine pride would not let him admit that a girl had defeated him.他的男性自尊使他不會承認輸給了一個女孩子。civic, local, national, patriotic公民/地方/國家/愛國自豪感Businesses rushed to include images of patriotic pride in their marketing.各企業在營銷中紛紛將愛國自豪感的意象包括在內。ethnic, gay, racial民族的/同性戀者的/種族的自豪the politics of racial pride and Black Power種族自豪和黑人權力的政治主張dented, hurt, injured, wounded受到傷害的自尊心He was nursing his hurt pride.他正在撫慰他那受傷的自尊心。foolish, stubborn愚蠢的/固執的自尊It was foolish pride that prevented me from believing her.是愚蠢的自尊使我不相信她的。VERB + PRIDEhave有自尊心I don't want your money-I have my pride, you know!我不要你的錢,你要知道,我也有自尊!hurt, wound傷害自尊心I didn't mean to hurt your pride.我並不想傷害你的自尊心。restore, salvage挽回尊嚴;找回面子We want to restore pride in our public services.我們想重塑我們在公共服務方面的尊嚴。They managed to salvage some pride with a late goal.他們憑終場前的一粒進球挽回了一些面子。sacrifice, swallow犧牲/放下尊嚴She swallowed her pride and called him.她放下自尊給他打了電話。PREPOSITIONout of pride出於自尊She refused their help out of pride.她出於自尊拒絕了他們的幫助。through pride由於自尊It would be stupid to refuse through pride.出於自尊而拒絕是愚蠢的。PHRASESa matter of pride事關尊嚴的事It is a matter of pride for him that he has never accepted money from his family.對他來說,從未要家裏人一分一毫是一件事關尊嚴的事。a sense of pride自尊感They have a strong sense of pride in their work.他們對自己的工作有很強的自尊感。with your pride intact在不傷害尊嚴的情況下She refused his offer tactfully, allowing him to go away with his pride intact.她很得體地拒絕了他的提議,讓他能不失面子地離開。

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