fierté

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fierté.

Noun[edit]

fierté (uncountable)

  1. Pride, high self-esteem.
    • 1751, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, vol I, ch. 31:
      [H]e understood that Godfrey's fiertè had proceeded from the jealous sensibility of a gentleman declined into the vale of misfortune.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fier +‎ -té, corresponding to Latin feritās, feritātem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fierté f (plural fiertés)

  1. pride (positive emotion), self-esteem
    • 1759, Voltaire, chapter 13, in Candide:
      Ce seigneur avait une fierté convenable à un homme qui portait tant de noms.
      This nobleman carried himself with a haughtiness suitable to a person who bore so many names.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: fyète
  • Louisiana Creole French: lafyèrté
  • Mauritian Creole: fyerte
  • Seychellois Creole: lafyerte

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