from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance: "There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris” ( McGeorge Bundy).
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- n. Excessive pride, presumption or arrogance (originally toward the gods).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. overbearing pride or presumption
But then again – hubris makes men believe they are immune to normal cause and effects – hubris is the underminer of the very egos it inflates
I know, I know, indulging in hubris is something heretofore unknown among writers on the internet.
When Aristotle immortalized the term hubris, he could well have been talking about Sean Graney, the experimental Chicago theater director who, this fall, decided to adapt and stage not one Sophoclean drama, but all seven at once.
When he ends up taking the option of quitting, 1,576 miles into the race, Ms. Snyder seems genuinely pained; she is too much a fan to mention the word hubris.
Whether or not the euro follows his steep downward arc, Greek debt, like the Greek word hubris, comes to mind.
Those who know me that my hubris is a personality flaw.
One is that when presidents get re-elected, they tend to have what I call hubris, presidential hubris.
We Greeks call it hubris, and it comes right before the fall, when you are not willing to actually look at the reality of what is happening.
MARTIN ANDERSON: The story I tell at the end of the book illustrates one of the more extreme examples of what I call hubris on today's campus, the degree to which, I think, the institution of our universities has lost in integrity.
If anyone remembers Use Your Illusion now, though, it's as a byword for hubris, pomposity and a terminally unfashionable strain of stadium metal that was duly killed by grunge. 2011's retro fest will apparently pass with no homage to what was, in 1991, the biggest thing in pop music.
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