Definition of orgulous in English:

orgulous

Line breaks: or¦gu|lous
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːgjʊləs
 
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adjective

literary
  • Haughty.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

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.

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