Definitions

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  • adj. Excessively proud.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Exceedingly or unduly proud.

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

  • adj. excessively proud

Etymologies

over- +‎ proud (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Inger drove on, feeling all set up and pleased with herself, and, coming into the village, she may have been a tripe overproud in her bearing.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • One lady commenced to praise his works for God's cause: 'Tongue! tongue! lady,' he broke in; 'flesh of itself is overproud, and needs no means to esteem itself.'

    John Knox

  • At the prison door, while fetters were being fastened on his legs he smilingly said, "I fear me I shall be overproud of my boots."

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • We are proud, sometimes overproud, of the natural resources of our country; sometimes perhaps we over-estimate the great resources of this Province and of the Western Provinces.

    The Peopling of Ontario

  • Set them up! not to be overproud of a Douglas in their house, and a beauty like Jeanie.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • Altogether I am not overproud of my soldiering performances; still, as I did no worse than Frederick the Great of

    The Purple Land

  • Perhaps they were overproud and reserved, for they held themselves aloof from those about them.

    L'Assommoir

  • And if he was a bit overproud -- it was only because those about him were overproud and foolish.

    The Bell-Ringer of Angel's

  • Hardly had a century and a half elapsed before the sturdy colonists, who did not claim freedom but determined to keep it, formally revolted and fought their way to absolute independence -- not, by the by, a feat whereof to be overproud when a whole country rose unanimously against a handful of troops.

    Arabian nights. English

  • But won't you walk in, sir, and perhaps you will condescend to sit down in our room, it is the only place that has a fire in it; and my wife will be overproud to set her eyes on you again.

    Zoe: The History of Two Lives

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