One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the triumphs of war were a source of pride to them’
self-esteem, dignity, honour, self-respect, ego, self-worth, self-image, self-identity, self-regard, pride in oneself, pride in one's abilities, belief in one's worth, faith in oneself
2‘many craftsmen take pride in a good job well done’
pleasure, joy, delight, gratification, fulfilment, satisfaction, sense of achievement
comfort, content, contentment
3‘he refused her offer out of sheer pride’
arrogance, vanity, self-importance, hubris, self-conceit, conceit, conceitedness, self-love, self-glorification, self-adulation, self-admiration, narcissism, egotism, presumption, superciliousness, haughtiness, snobbery, snobbishness
disdain, disdainfulness, condescension, pretentiousness
informal big-headedness, swollen-headedness
4‘the six-year-old bull is the pride of the herd’
best, finest, top, cream, pick, choice, choicest, most select, elite, prize, jewel, the jewel in the crown, flower, gem, pearl, treasure, paragon, leading light, glory
crème de la crème
5‘the large vegetable garden was the pride of the hospital gardener’
source of satisfaction, pride and joy, darling, apple of someone's eye, treasured possession, admiration, object of admiration, joy, delight, marvel
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