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hubris

Saltos de línea: hu¦bris
Pronunciación: /ˈhjuːbrɪs
 
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Definición de hubris en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
1Excessive pride or self-confidence: the self-assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
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.

Origen

Greek.

Derivados

hubristic

1
Pronunciación: /-ˈbrɪstɪk/
adjetivo
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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