Proud

Definition of Proud

a.1.Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense
Nor much expect
A foe so proud will first the weaker seek.
- Milton.
O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty !
- Shak.
And shades impervious to the proud world's glare.
- Keble.
2.Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; - often with of; as, proud of one's country.
Are we proud men proud of being proud ?
- Thackeray.
2.Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious.
Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud
Are mantled with a golden cloud.
- Keble.
3.Excited by sexual desire; - applied particularly to the females of some animals.
Proud flesh
(Med.) a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.

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