Basic+ Word of the Day: proud

proud (adjective) LISTEN

Proud parents

If you feel proud of something, it means that you feel satisfied because it brings you honor or credit.

  • She is proud of being the only female pilot in the airline.

You can feel proud of someone for doing something that is difficult.

  • Her parents were really proud of her when she finished college.
  • I'm proud of myself for running a marathon.

Feeling too proud of yourself can be a negative thing, and people can think you are arrogant.

  • My boss is too proud to admit he was wrong.

Common uses

When you do someone proud, you make them look good. For example: “Our son’s graduation speech was inspirational. He did us proud.”

Related words

Pride is what you feel when you’re proud.

In pop culture

This video shows members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community who are proud of their sexuality. What are you proud of?

There are other meanings of proud.
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