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hubris

Syllabification: hu·bris
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)yo͞obrəs
 
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Definition of hubris in English:

noun

1Excessive pride or self-confidence.
Example sentences
  • Arrogance, hubris, blind patriotism, and good old fashioned fear are our real enemy!
  • As a Christian I am well aware that pride and hubris precede a fall.
  • His enemies prefer to see him as a victim, once again, of his own arrogance, of hubris, and an addiction to taking himself too seriously.
Synonyms
1.1(In Greek tragedy) excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis.
Example sentences
  • The terms hamartia and hubris should become basic tools of your critical apparatus.
  • The arc of the members' lives follows precisely the classic Greek model of destiny, hubris and nemesis.
  • Throughout the genre, since its beginning, nemesis has clobbered hubris.

Origin

Greek.

Derivatives

hubristic

1
Pronunciation: /(h)yo͞oˈbristik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Such a claim will be viewed as bold, hubristic, and obnoxious.
  • I decided that as a person I'm generally hubristic, massively over-confident.
  • I don't think it's responsible for public officials to make hubristic forecasts.

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