Alternative forms 
From Middle English proud, prout, prut, from Old English prūd, prūt ("proud, arrogant, haughty"; compare Old English prȳtung (“pride”); prȳde, prȳte (“pride”)). Cognate with Old Norse prúðr ("gallant, brave, magnificent, stately, handsome, fine"; > Icelandic prúður, Middle Swedish prudh, Danish prud), of unknown origin. Perhaps from Vulgar Latin, from Old French prod, prud ("brave, gallant"; > French preux), from an assumed Late Latin *prōdis, related to Latin prōdesse (“to be of value”); however, the Old English umlaut derivatives prȳte, prȳtian, etc. suggest the word may be older and possibly native. See also pride.
proud (comparative prouder, superlative proudest)
- Gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event.
- I am proud of Sivu's schoolwork.
- Possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves.
- I was too proud to apologise.
- (chiefly biblical) Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
- 1611, Proverbs 16:5, King James Version
- Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
- (Can we date this quote?), Hillair Belloc, Godolphin Horne Who was cursed with the Sin of Pride, and Became a Boot-Black:
- Godolphin Horne was Nobly Born; / He held the human race in scorn, / And lived with all his sisters where / His father lived, in Berkeley Square. / And oh! The lad was deathly proud! / He never shook your hand or bowed, / But merely smirked and nodded thus: / How perfectly ridiculous! / Alas! That such Affected Tricks / Should flourish in a child of six!
- Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.
- It was a proud day when we finally won the championship.
- (obsolete) Brave, valiant; gallant.
- Standing out or raised; swollen.
- After it had healed, the scar tissue stood proud of his flesh.
- (obsolete) Excited by sexual desire; (of female animals) in heat.
- Happy, usually used with a sense of honor, as in "I'm so proud to have you in our town." But occasionally just plain happy as in "I'm proud to see gas prices down." This is a widespread colloquial usage in the southern United States.
Derived terms 
Related terms 
gratified, feeling honoured, feeling satisfied
possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves
having a too high opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious
- Arabic: مغرور (ar) (maġrūr), فخور (ar) (faxūr)
- Catalan: orgullós (ca), arrogant (ca)
- Mandarin: 傲然 (cmn) (àorán), trad. 驕傲, simpl. 骄傲 (pinyin: jiāo'ào), 驕傲 (cmn), 骄傲 (cmn) (jiāo'ào)
- Czech: pyšný (cs) m
- Dutch: trots (nl), fier (nl)
- Esperanto: fiera (eo)
- Finnish: ylpeä (fi), koppava (fi), kopea (fi), ylimielinen (fi)
- French: orgueilleux (fr)
- Hindi: घमंडी (hi) (ghamandī)
- Ido: fiera (io)
- Japanese: 自慢の (ja) (じまんの, jiman no), 高慢な (ja) (こうまんな, kōman na), 傲慢な (ja) (ごうまんな, gōman na), 自信過剰な (ja) (じしんかじょうな, jishin-kajō na), 傲然 (ja) (ごうぜん, gōzen)
- Latvian: lepns (lv), augstprātīgs (lv)
- Norwegian: stolt (no)
- Old English: orgellīċ (ang)
- Persian: مغرور (fa) (mağrur)
- Polish: dumny (pl) m, wyniosły (pl) m
- Russian: гордый (ru) (górdyj), заносчивый (ru) (zanósčivyj), высокомерный (ru) (vysokomérnyj), надменный (ru) (nadménnyj), спесивый (ru) (spesívyj)
- Scottish Gaelic: àrdanach (gd), pròiseil (gd), uaibhreach (gd)
- West Frisian: rom (fy), grutsk (fy)
generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride
obsolete: brave, valiant; gallant
obsolete: excited by sexual desire; (of female animals) in heat
happy, usually used with a sense of honour
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