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

  Proud \Proud\, a. [Compar. Prouder; superl. Proudest.] [OE.
     proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. pr[=u]t; akin to Icel.
     pr[=u][eth]r stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf.
     Pride.]
     1. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense; as:
        (a) Possessing or showing too great self-esteem;
            overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant;
            haughty; lordly; presumptuous.
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                  Nor much expect
                  A foe so proud will first the weaker seek.
                                                    --Milton.
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                  O death, made proud with pure and princely
                  beauty !                          --Shak.
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                  And shades impervious to the proud world's
                  glare.                            --Keble.
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        (b) Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem;
            exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of
            one's country. "Proud to be checked and soothed."
            --Keble.
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                  Are we proud men proud of being proud ?
                                                    --Thackeray.
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     2. Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation;
        worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent;
        admirable; ostentatious. "Of shadow proud." --Chapman.
        "Proud titles." --Shak. " The proud temple's height."
        --Dryden.
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              Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud
              Are mantled with a golden cloud.      --Keble.
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     3. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the
        females of some animals. --Sir T. Browne.
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     Note: Proud is often used with participles in the formation
           of compounds which, for the most part, are
           self-explaining; as, proud-crested, proud-minded,
           proud-swelling.
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     Proud flesh (Med.), a fungous growth or excrescence of
        granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  proud
      adj 1: feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which
             you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride;
             "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud
             moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name";
             "proud princes" [ant: humble]
      2: having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant
         pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine
         peaks" [syn: gallant, lofty, majestic, proud]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  153 Moby Thesaurus words for "proud":
     Babylonian, Corinthian, arrogant, assured, august, awe-inspiring,
     awful, barbaric, big, bloated, boastful, braggart, cavalier,
     cocksure, cocky, complacent, conceited, condescending, confident,
     contemptuous, convinced, creditable, decided, deluxe, determined,
     dignified, disdainful, dismissive, distinguished, domineering,
     egotistical, elaborate, elegant, eminent, erect, estimable,
     extravagant, fancy, fine, glorious, gorgeous, grand, grandiose,
     gratified, great, haughty, high and mighty, high-and-mighty,
     high-faluting, high-flown, high-handed, high-headed, high-nosed,
     hoity-toity, honorable, honored, house-proud, hubristic, huffy,
     illustrious, imperious, important, imposing, impressive,
     independent, insolent, lofty, lordly, luxurious, magnificent,
     majestic, masterful, narcissistic, noble, notable, noted,
     noteworthy, ostentatious, overbearing, overconfident, oversure,
     overweening, palatial, patronizing, persuaded, pleased with, plush,
     poised, pompous, posh, positive, pretentious, prideful, princely,
     prominent, proud as Lucifer, proud-blooded, proud-looking,
     proud-minded, proud-spirited, proudful, proudhearted, purse-proud,
     reassured, reputable, respected, resplendent, ritzy, secure,
     self-assured, self-conceited, self-confident, self-esteeming,
     self-important, self-reliant, self-respecting, self-satisfied,
     self-sufficient, smug, snobbish, snooty, snotty, splendacious,
     splendid, splendiferous, splendorous, stately, stiff-necked,
     stuck-up, stuffy, sublime, sumptuous, superb, supercilious,
     superfancy, superfine, superior, sure, swank, swanky, swell,
     toplofty, unafraid, undoubting, unfaltering, unhesitating,
     unwavering, uppish, uppity, upstage, vain, vainglorious, worthy
  
  

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