American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of pride; insolent; scornful.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Full of pride; haughty.
- adj. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
- adj. joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
- From pride + -ful. (Wiktionary)
“But, then again, I've been called a prideful ass on a number of occasions, so maybe I'm lucky enough to be impervious to women's debasing temptations.”
“I hope your pride day was 'prideful' ... and I remain, even with this little disagreement, your biggest fan.”
“It is interesting to note that the priest advisor to the members of this group has suggested that a desire to attend the Tridentine Latin Mass is "prideful" and the Tridentine Mass itself is "from the devil.”
“Historians today bemoan the ascendancy of a kind of prideful apartheid in America, saying that the clinging to ethnicity, in background and custom, has undermined the concept of unity.”
“She uttered the fact with a kind of prideful dignity.”
“This "prideful" angle highlights how the presidential race, and then if he wins, his term itself can go astray because of personal demons, and the way it goes astry depends on the nature of the personal demons.”
“Those who easily dismiss it because they don't approve of the culture, or the religion, or the color of the skin, or the flavor of the scripture, or the past of the religion Seems kind of prideful to say Christians are the * most* persecuted around the world.”
“america is not the best. america is not better. this kind of prideful thinking is what tears the world apart: the french, the japanese, the chinese, the british, the afghans, etc. are each thinking that they are in some way or in all ways better than the rest of the world.”
“prideful' sensations that dear granddaddy did when he was very young, and cut the first notch in the stock of his rifle-gun.”
“And it was because of advice from her that he had written her husband’s rich brother in Lycurgus, which led to his going there — a series of statements which caused Clyde in his cell to tingle with a kind of prideful misery and resentment and forced him to write his mother and complain.”
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