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  • adjective Of, or relating to hubris; overly arrogant
  • adjective Displaying hubris (as a personality characteristic)

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Examples

  • I know it's a bit late for a first swing at such an exercise, but I know I can knock this one out of the park; and also for the first time I am doing real, thorough research (ie, I'm actually reading it) and I do still have long-term hubristic goals I'm keeping close to my vest, and all in all I'm just very excited about this paper.

    evolver Diary Entry

  • Is there a judge anywhere who could resist granting a prize to a writer who uses the word hubristic?

    Lust Bites

  • Perhaps "hubristic" is a better word, as to the long-term consequences of some of their activities.

    Posthuman Blues

  • A believer might counter that to attempt to create God would be the worst kind of hubristic folly, and blasphemy to boot.

    The Speculist: December 2005 Archives

  • A believer might counter that to attempt to create God would be the worst kind of hubristic folly, and blasphemy to boot.

    The Speculist: God and the Singularity

  • They displayed the "arrogance of power," they were "hubristic," and so on.

    Salon

  • However, my fundamental argument against invasion and overthrow has always been that without a clear and convincing act of aggression by Iraq, it is the worst kind of hubristic folly to put a US army on the ground in the middle east so soon after 9/11 under circumstances that appear to make Osama bin Laden’s worst accusations appear to be true.

    Hullabaloo

  • If the latter endeavor has, since postmodernism, seemed a kind of hubristic folly, "The

    artforum.com

  • The Deaf Pontificator, like the blind art collector who paid 65 million dollars for a Picasso that he'll never see, might qualify as apt symbols for this age of hubristic excess.

    Roderick Spencer: A Rushed Response

  • The Deaf Pontificator, like the blind art collector who paid 65 million dollars for a Picasso that he'll never see, might qualify as apt symbols for this age of hubristic excess.

    Roderick Spencer: A Rushed Response

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