Definitions

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  • n. Overweening pride; arrogance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Overweening pride; arrogance; presumption; insolence.

Etymologies

From Old French surcuiderie. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Gifts of atonement for "surquedry," like that of Agamemnon, are given and received in the French epics, for example, in the [blank space].

    Homer and His Age

  • What so reasonable as that we should be punished for our pride and contumacy, by a judgment specially calculated to abate and bend that spirit of surquedry?

    The Betrothed

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