Adjective "proud" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one's own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated.
  1. 'she got nine passes and he was so proud of her'
  2. 'As I said during the last couple of weeks, everyone in our Association is very proud of her achievements.'
  3. 'Everyone in the plant is proud of their quality record.'
  4. 'The cousins' parents were delighted and very proud of their sons achievements.'
  5. 'We felt proud of the high quality provision for our pupils.'
  6. 'Before Labour left office, there was a high level of customer satisfaction of 89 per cent, another achievement to be proud of.'
  7. 'I'm very proud of the quality of the work, and most people have no difficulty with that.'
  8. 'We are proud of the quality of scholarship and imagination represented in this issue.'
  9. 'They have seen good governance, they have seen delivery on promises, and they have seen a leader whom we are proud of.'
  10. 'We are all very proud of her achievements and delighted her efforts have been recognised in this way.'
  11. 'But in the end, my wife, whom I'm extremely proud of, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy.'
  12. 'It was a very proud occasion for all involved in the paper.'
  13. 'The centre court is in a class of its own and the Championships boast such a proud history.'
  14. 'She talked about the National Party's proud 67-year history of commitment to families.'
  15. 'It saddens me to see this proud contest fall into oblivion, for it was once a very important event for American school-children.'
  16. 'Other proud achievements of her time in Rochdale were tackling Asian housing problems and homelessness issues.'
  17. 'The Australian Labor Party has a proud history of inclusiveness, embracing a broad range of social, cultural and economic issues.'
  18. 'The last working dry docks in Greater Manchester are finally being shut down - marking the end of a long and proud history.'
  19. 'The centre was a proud achievement for all concerned and is a wonderful amenity for all age groups.'
  20. 'This party has a long, proud history of opposing anti-Semitism.'
  21. 'This book pays tribute to the artists who recorded the actions of the U.S. military throughout its proud history.'
Having or showing a high or excessively high opinion of oneself or one's importance.
  1. 'Entering with his majestic walking stick and brightly-coloured cloth draped over his arm, Mantose appeared proud and arrogant.'
  2. 'She was my mother's mother, a proud, snooty woman who had never really forgiven my mom for marrying my dad.'
  3. 'Elizabeth, vain and proud about her legendary beauty, was convinced she'd found the secret of youth.'
  4. 'You're arrogant and proud and you have no sense of what's important in life.'
  5. 'Aayla didn't think much of him other than he seemed like a nice guy, if a bit proud and on the stuck-up-y side.'
  6. 'He was proud, arrogant, and most importantly he thought that he was God's gift to women.'
  7. 'Her own face had a delicate nose and ears; her eyes had an elegant curve to them, and her mouth was almost haughtily proud.'
  8. 'I was smug and proud that I wasn't your average male hack comic, but I wasn't showing who I was.'
  9. 'No, this proud and haughty woman had returned to her father's palace, and was complaining there.'
  10. 'She smiled, a bit embarrassed, a bit proud, pretending to scribble something in her notebook.'
  11. 'I was too proud to go home'
  12. 'My mother is a proud woman and walked away with dignity.'
  13. 'They were very proud, independent, had a lot of dignity.'
  14. 'There is a dignity and rage to his character, a proud father wanting to do best for his family.'
  15. 'These names were old, proud and noble; fit to house my heroes in pinstriped jerseys.'
  16. 'I also believe that the beaver is a truly proud and noble animal, although I am not Canadian.'
  17. 'A table stood strong and proud in the middle of the room with four chairs at each end, standing like solitary guards.'
Slightly projecting from a surface.
  1. 'Outliners are fairly firm and leave a proud surface, while the paints can be spread within their area either with the nozzle or with a brush.'
  2. 'Next, fill the hole and crater completely with drywall compound, plus an additional thin skiff of compound that sits slightly proud of the surface.'
  3. 'Exuberant granulation tissue, or proud flesh as it is more commonly known, is part of the normal wound healing response in the horse.'


1. feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as highly honorable or creditable to oneself (often followed by of, an infinitive, or a clause).

2. having, proceeding from, or showing a high opinion of one's own dignity, importance, or superiority.

3. having or showing self-respect or self-esteem.

4. highly gratifying to the feelings or self-esteem: It was a proud day for him when his son entered college.

5. highly honorable or creditable: a prou

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be proud of people."

"people can be proud of things."

"people can be proud of myselfs."

"people can be proud of ways."

"people can be proud of achievements."

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Late Old English prūt, prūd ‘having a high opinion of one's own worth’, from Old French prud ‘valiant’, based on Latin prodesse ‘be of value’. The phrase proud flesh dates back to late Middle English, but the sense ‘slightly projecting’ is first recorded in English dialect of the 19th century.


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