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hubris Line breaks: hu¦bris
Pronunciation: /ˈhjuːbrɪs/

Definition of hubris in English:


[mass noun]
1Excessive pride or self-confidence: the self-assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s
More 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.
arrogance, conceit, conceitedness, haughtiness, pride, vanity, self-importance, self-conceit, pomposity, superciliousness, feeling of superiority;
French hauteur
informal uppitiness, big-headedness
1.1(In Greek tragedy) excessive pride towards 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.



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