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 for pride
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pride \Pride\, n. [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]
     A small European lamprey ({Petromyzon branchialis); --
     called also prid, and sandpiper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pride \Pride\, n. [AS. pr[=y]te; akin to Icel. pr[=y][eth]i
     honor, ornament, pr??a to adorn, Dan. pryde, Sw. pryda; cf.
     W. prydus comely. See Proud.]
     1. The quality or state of being proud; inordinate
        self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own
        superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank, etc., which
        manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and
        often in contempt of others.
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              Those that walk in pride he is able to abase. --Dan.
                                                    iv. 37.
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              Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt.
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     2. A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is
        beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble
        self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing;
        proud delight; -- in a good sense.
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              Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride.
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              A people which takes no pride in the noble
              achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve
              anything worthy to be remembered with pride by
              remote descendants.                   --Macaulay.
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     3. Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or
        arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct;
        insolent exultation; disdain.
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              Let not the foot of pride come against me. --Ps.
                                                    xxxvi. 11.
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              That hardly we escaped the pride of France. --Shak.
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     4. That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or
        self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem,
        or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty,
        ornament, noble character, children, etc.
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              Lofty trees yclad with summer's pride. --Spenser.
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              I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. --Zech.
                                                    ix. 6.
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              A bold peasantry, their country's pride.
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     5. Show; ostentation; glory.
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              Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war.
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     6. Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory;
        as, to be in the pride of one's life.
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              A falcon, towering in her pride of place. --Shak.
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     7. Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits;
        mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an
        excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast. [Obs.]
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     Pride of India, or Pride of China. (Bot.) See Margosa.
     Pride of the desert (Zool.), the camel.
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     Syn: Self-exaltation; conceit; hauteur; haughtiness;
          lordliness; loftiness.
     Usage: Pride, Vanity. Pride is a high or an excessive
            esteem of one's self for some real or imagined
            superiority, as rank, wealth, talents, character, etc.
            Vanity is the love of being admired, praised, exalted,
            etc., by others. Vanity is an ostentation of pride;
            but one may have great pride without displaying it.
            Vanity, which is etymologically "emptiness," is
            applied especially to the exhibition of pride in
            superficialities, as beauty, dress, wealth, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pride \Pride\, v. i.
     To be proud; to glory. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pride \Pride\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prided; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to
     plume; -- used reflexively. --Bp. Hall.
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           Pluming and priding himself in all his services.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a feeling of self-respect and personal worth [syn: pride,
           pridefulness] [ant: humbleness, humility]
      2: satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements; "he takes
         pride in his son's success"
      3: the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below
         your standards
      4: a group of lions
      5: unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one
         of the deadly sins) [syn: pride, superbia]
      v 1: be proud of; "He prides himself on making it into law
           school" [syn: pride, plume, congratulate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "pride":
     Olympian detachment, Olympian loftiness, acedia, anger, army,
     arrogance, arrogantness, assumption of superiority, assurance,
     assuredness, avarice, avaritia, be proud of, belief, best, bighead,
     boast, boastfulness, brag, bunch, catch, celebrate, certitude,
     circumstance, cockiness, cocksureness, colony, conceit,
     condescendence, condescension, confidence, confidentness,
     congratulate, conviction, courage, crow, deadly sin, delight in,
     diamond, dignity, domineering, domineeringness, drift, drive,
     drove, egoism, egotism, envy, faith, felicitate, find, flock,
     flower, formality, gam, gang, gasconade, gem, glory in, gluttony,
     godsend, good thing, greed, gula, haughtiness, haughty airs,
     hauteur, heraldry, herd, high horse, hoity-toitiness, hoity-toity,
     honor, host, hubris, invidia, ira, jewel, kennel, litter,
     loftiness, lust, luxuria, overbearing pride, overbearingness,
     overconfidence, oversureness, overweening, overweening pride,
     overweeningness, pack, patronization, patronizing,
     patronizing attitude, pearl, pique, plum, plume, pod, poise, pomp,
     pomposity, positiveness, preen, pride and joy, prize, proudness,
     purse-pride, revel in, school, security, self-admiration,
     self-assurance, self-confidence, self-consequence, self-esteem,
     self-importance, self-love, self-reliance, self-respect,
     settled belief, shoal, side, skulk, sloth, smugness, snobbery,
     snobbishness, solemnity, state, stiff-necked pride,
     subjective certainty, superbia, sureness, surety, take pride in,
     toploftiness, treasure, trip, troop, trophy, trouvaille, trust,
     uppishness, uppityness, vainglory, vanity, vaunt, windfall, winner,

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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