Definition of hubris in English:

hubris

Line breaks: hu¦bris
Pronunciation: /ˈhjuːbrɪs
 
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noun

[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.
Synonyms
1.1(In Greek tragedy) excessive pride towards or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis.
More 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

Pronunciation: /-ˈbrɪstɪk/
adjective
More 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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