Hubris

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

Pronunciation: [ hyoo-bris, hoo-bris ]


Definition: noun

excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance

Origin: 1880-1885; Greek


Etymology: from the Greek word hýbris insolence


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • audacity

  • chutzpah

  • cockiness

  • pretension

  • vanity

Antonyms:

  • humility

  • modest

  • respect

  • timidity

Example: That guy was unbearable to be around due to his hubris.

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