Definition of orgulous in English:
- When she read out the title of a book in her orgulous Scottish husk: ‘Why The Whales Came’, I listened and could picture both voiceless labio-velar fricatives blossom perfectly.
- From Isles of Greece / The princes orgulous, their high blood chafed, / Have. .. sent their ships. .. / To ransack Troy.
- Antoine usually worked with the boutique's most elite clientele and so tended to adopt an orgulous air toward more "ordinary" customers.
Middle English: from Old French orguillus, from orguill 'pride'. The word was rare from the 16th century until used by Robert Southey and Sir Walter Scott as a historical archaism and affected by 19th-cent. journalists.
- US English dictionary
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