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Adjective: proud (prouder,proudest)  prawd
  1. Feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride
    "proud parents"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
  2. Having or displaying great dignity or nobility
    "proud alpine peaks";
    - gallant, lofty, majestic
  3. Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    - conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vain, puffed-up [informal], swellheaded [N. Amer, informal]
  4. [Brit] Protruding from a surface
    "The slab was standing proud of the runway surface and he believes that this caused the aircraft to bounce back into the air"

Derived forms: proudest, prouder

See also: arrogant, beaming, big, bigheaded, boastful, braggart, bragging, braggy, chesty, cock-a-hoop, crowing, dignified, disdainful, haughty, house-proud, immodest, imperious, impressive, lordly, orgulous [archaic], overbearing, overproud, persnickety, pleased, pride, prideful, proud of, purse-proud, self-aggrandising [Brit], self-aggrandizing, self-important, self-respectful, self-respecting, shabby-genteel, sniffy [informal], snobbish, snooty [informal], snot-nosed [informal], snotty [informal], stuck-up [informal], supercilious, swaggering, swelled, too big for one's breeches [informal], toplofty [US, informal], uppish [informal], vainglorious

Antonym: humble

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