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1‘Moira was a delight to her proud parents’
glad, glad about, glad at, happy, happy about, happy at, happy with, delighted, delighted about, delighted at, delighted with, overjoyed, overjoyed at, overjoyed over, thrilled, thrilled about, thrilled at, thrilled by, thrilled with
2‘it's a proud day for all of our workers’
pleasing, gratifying, satisfying, fulfilling, rewarding, cheering, heart-warming
happy, good, memorable, notable, red-letter, glorious, splendid, wonderful, marvellous
3‘they were poor but proud’
self-respecting, dignified, noble, worthy
4‘he is too proud to admit to being in the wrong’
arrogant, conceited, vain, self-important, full of oneself, narcissistic, egotistical, puffed up, jumped-up, boastful, smug, complacent, disdainful, condescending, pretentious, scornful, supercilious, snobbish, imperious, pompous, overbearing, bumptious, lordly, presumptuous, overweening, haughty, high and mighty, high-handed
informal cocky, big-headed, swollen-headed, too big for one's boots, stuck-up, uppity, snooty, toffee-nosed, highfalutin
informal, dated too big for one's breeches
5‘she took a final look down the proud granite staircase’
magnificent, splendid, resplendent, grand, noble, stately, imposing, dignified, distinguished, august, illustrious, striking, impressive, majestic, glorious, sumptuous, marvellous, awe-inspiring, awesome, monumental, palatial, statuesque, heroic
superb, regal, royal, kingly, queenly, princely, imperial
6‘fill the holes slightly proud to allow for sanding smooth’
projecting, sticking out, sticking up, jutting, jutting out, protruding, prominent, raised, convex, elevated
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