Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 878. Pride.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
5. Extrinsic Affections
878. Pride.
NOUN:PRIDE; haughtiness &c. adj.; high notions, hauteur; vainglory, crest; arrogance (assumption) [See Insolence]; self-importance, pomposity, pompousness; side [slang], swank [dial. Eng.], swagger, toploftiness [colloq.].
  proud man, highflyer or highflier; fine gentleman; fine lady, grande dame [F.].
  DIGNITY, self-respect, mens sibi conscia recti [Vergil].
VERB:BE PROUD &c. adj.; put a good face on; look one in the face; stalk abroad, perk, perk up, perk oneself up; think no small beer of oneself [colloq.]; think no small potatoes of oneself [colloq.]; presume, swagger, strut; rear -, lift up -, hold up- one’s head; hold one’s head high, look big, take the wall; “bear like the Turk no rival near the throne” [Pope]; carry with a high hand; ride the -, mount on one’s- high horse; set one’s back up, bridle, toss the head; give oneself airs (assume) [See Insolence]; boast [See Boasting].
  pride oneself on; glory in, take a pride in; pique -, plume -, hug- one- self; stand upon, be proud of; not hide one’s light under a bushel, not put one’s talent in a napkin; not think small beer of oneself [colloq.] (vanity) [See Vanity].
ADJECTIVE:DIGNIFIED; stately, proud-crested, lordly, baronial; lofty-minded, high-souled, high-minded, high-mettled, high-plumed, high-flown, high-toned.
  PROUD, haughty, lofty, high, mighty, swollen, puffed up, flushed, blown; vainglorious; purse-proud, fine; proud as -a peacock, - Lucifer; bloated with pride.
  SUPERCILIOUS, disdainful, bumptious, magisterial, imperious, high-handed, high and mighty, overweening, consequential; pompous, toplofty [colloq.]; arrogant [See Insolence]; unblushing [See Vanity].
  STIFF, stiff-necked; starched, perked up, stuck up [colloq.]; in buckram, straitlaced; prim (affected) [See Affectation].
  ON ONE’S DIGNITY; on one’s -high horse, - tight ropes, - high ropes; on stilts; en grand seigneur [F.].
ADVERB:with head erect; de haut en bas [F.]; with nose in air, with nose turned up; with a sneer, with curling lip.
  1. Odi profanum vulgus et arceo.—Horace
  2. A duke’s revenues on her back.—Henry VI
  3. Disdains the shadow which he treads on at noon.—Coriolanus
  4. Pride in their port, defiance in their eye.—Goldsmith


Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors