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Definition of the adjective proud

What does proud mean as an attribute of a noun?

Proud is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: prouder | proudest

  1. feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride
  2. having or displaying great dignity or nobility

Alternative definition of the adjective proud


  1. Having a too high opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
  2. Gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event.
  3. Possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves.
  4. Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.
  5. [obsolete] Brave, valiant; gallant.
  6. Standing out or raised; swollen.
  7. [obsolete] Excited by sexual desire; (of female animals) in heat.
  8. Happy, usually used with a sense of honor, as in "I'm so 'proud' to have you in our town." But occasionally just plain happy as in "I'm 'proud' to see gas prices down." This is a widespread colloquial usage in the southern United States.


Proud is a musical group.

  • album: "Fire Breaks the Dawn"


  1. "Proud" is a song by British boy band JLS, which serves as the official Sport Relief charity single for 2012, and appears on the festive edition of the group's fourth studio album, Evolution. The single was released on March 16, 2012. The song was written by co-written by JLS, Daniel Davidsen, Jason Gill, Moe Faisal, Jonathan Gill, Cutfather, and Ali Tennant. The single sold nearly 45,000 copies during its first week of sales, peaking at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart.
  2. "Proud" is a song by M People singer Heather Small, which was released in May 2000, peaking at #16 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the title track from her debut album Proud, and was released as her first single becoming a worldwide hit. The song was co-written with and produced by Peter-John Vettese.
  3. "Proud" is a musical album of Michael Rose.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  4. "Proud" is the debut solo album by Heather Small, lead singer of M People. The title track was released as the first single from the album and became a hit worldwide. "Holding On" was released as the second single.
  5. "Proud" is a song by Wayne Hector, Steve Mac and Andy Hill originally written and recorded for the British television drama series Britannia High. The song was later covered by Scottish singer Susan Boyle for her debut album I Dreamed a Dream.
  6. "Proud" is a musical album of Have Nots.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  7. "Proud" is a musical album of Martin Kučaj a Proud.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  8. "Proud" is a musical single of JLS.
    • released on
  9. "Proud" is a musical album of Matalex.
    • released on (18 years ago)


  1. "Proud" is a 2004 film directed by Mary Pat Kelly and stars veteran actor and activist Ossie Davis, in his final film performance. The motion picture was filmed in Elmira NY and Buffalo, NY. The screenplay was written by Kelly based on her non-fiction book Proudly We Served.
  2. "Proud" a.k.a. "Magroor" is a 1979 Bollywood film directed by Brij. It stars Shatrughan Sinha and Vidya Sinha.
  3. "Proud" is a film.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Pornographic film, Gay pornography
    • released on (22 years ago)


  1. Proud is a breed temperament.
  2. PROUD is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Proud

Phrases starting with the word Proud:

  1. proud of
  2. proud flesh
  3. Proud Globe
  4. Proud Globelet
  5. Proud Stygobromid
  6. Proud as a Peacock

Phrases ending with the word Proud:

  1. Piss proud
  2. house-proud
  3. purse-proud
  4. Do Someone Proud
  5. tarquin the proud

Other phrase containing the word Proud:

  1. Dwarf Proud Globe

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Proud

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Google previewSerbia in Light and Darkness (1916)

by Nikolaj Velimirović

To be great and to be proud means not to be great at all. To be great and to be modest means real greatness ...

Google previewNIrV, The VeggieTales Bible, eBook (2013)

by Zondervan,

Don't be proud Proverbs 16:18 Being proud means we think we're better than other people.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

by Various

Proud, prowd ...

Google previewFirst Name Reverse Dictionary (1993)

Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro

Eskil proud Chimalsi (African); Shandar (Hindi) • proud, brilliant ...

Google previewA Rhyming Dictionary (1824)

Answering at the Same Time, the Purposes of Spelling and Pronouncing the English Language ... [with] an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

Dis-dainful Scornful; haughty; proud, a. Gainful Profitable; advantageous, a. Painful Full of pain; afflictive; ...

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Quotes about Proud

Be proud that you are an artiste.
Be proud that you are an intellectual.
Be not proud that you are a king or queen
Of which you can be stripped.
29.05.2001, Berhampur (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1U1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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