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Hubris   /hjˈubrəs/   Listen

Overbearing pride or presumption.

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"Hubris" Quotes from Famous Books

... outrage, don't you see; a gross anti-social and individualist demonstration. Hubris, you know, is Greek for insolence; at least, not quite insolence, but a sort of pride and overweening rebelliousness against the gods, the kind of arrogance that brings Nemesis after it, you understand. It was hubris in Agamemnon ...
— Philistia • Grant Allen

... cause and cause. His profound self-confidence, his sheer good sense, his dogged persistence, his bulldog courage, his essential honesty of purpose, bring him to the goal in spite of the unnecessary obstacles that have been heaped on his path by his own [Greek: hubris] and contempt of others. He chooses what is physically the shortest line in preference to the line of least resistance. He makes up for his want of light by his superiority in weight. Social adaptability ...
— The Land of Contrasts - A Briton's View of His American Kin • James Fullarton Muirhead

Words linked to "Hubris" :   haughtiness, arrogance, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness

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