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  • suffix proud; prideful, haughty, arrogant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Proud; haughty.


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.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843


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