- Middle English, from Old French orguillous ("prideful, haughty") (French orgueilleux) from orgoil "pride" (French orgueil), of Germanic origin, akin to Old English orgol "pride". (Wiktionary)
“The salmon, 'right orgillous and presumptive,' still kept the strength of the stream, and abating nothing of its vigour, went swiftly down the _whirls_; then through the _Boat shiel_, and over the shallows, till he came to the throat of the _Elm Wheel_, down which he darted amain.”
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