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noun     pride pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you get when you, or someone connected with you, have achieved something special

    You could see the pride in their faces when they talked about their daughter’s acting career.

    take/feel/express pride in something:

    All the craftsmen take great pride in their work.

    with pride:

    She can certainly look back on her performance with pride.

    a sense/glow of pride:

    It gave her a sense of pride to carry the flag.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a feeling of respect for yourself
    hurt/wound/injure someone’s pride:

    It hurts his pride that his wife has a job and he doesn’t.

    restore/salvage pride:

    Their win has restored national pride.

    See also swallow


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