Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Arrogant; disdainful.
  • adj. Highly pleased; elated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Full of pride; haughty, arrogant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of pride; haughty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of pride; insolent; scornful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

From pride +‎ -ful. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

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  • I hope your pride day was 'prideful' ... and I remain, even with this little disagreement, your biggest fan.

    Dojo the Ninja Squirrel and "Welcome to Bigot Country!"

  • 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."

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  • 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.

    A Quilt Of A Country

  • She uttered the fact with a kind of prideful dignity.

    The Girls at Mount Morris

  • 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.

    THE IRATE NATION

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    america. | Mind on Fire

  • 'prideful' sensations that dear granddaddy did when he was very young, and cut the first notch in the stock of his rifle-gun.

    'Smiles' A Rose of the Cumberlands

  • 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.

    An American Tragedy

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