Definition for Proud (-er, -est)

proud (-er, -est), adj. [Late OE prob. < OFr prūd, valiant, doughty, gallant < late L. *prōd-is, profitable, advantageous, useful.] (webplay: brave, day, hight, stones).

  1. Grand; magnificent; splendid; ostentatious; inspiring self-confidence; gratifying to the self-esteem.
  2. Lofty; high.
  3. Dignified; self-respecting; gallant; noble; stately.
  4. Arrogant; boastful; self-assured; gratified by personal achievements; satisfied with one's individual excellence; confident in one's own superiority.
  5. Pleased; content; glad; satisfied; gratified; honored.

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