Meaning of hubris in English:



mass noun
  • 1Excessive pride or self-confidence.

    ‘the self-assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s’
    • ‘Arrogance, hubris, blind patriotism, and good old fashioned fear are our real enemy!’
    • ‘As a Christian I am well aware that pride and hubris precede a fall.’
    • ‘His enemies prefer to see him as a victim, once again, of his own arrogance, of hubris, and an addiction to taking himself too seriously.’
    • ‘What gets up our noses is the brass-bound arrogance and hubris of the pirates who now run your system.’
    • ‘The first is professional hubris: doctors were arrogant and unaccountable.’
    • ‘They encapsulate the pride and hubris of the nation's bright, new, free market future.’
    • ‘If it points to the mind of the artist it becomes lost in solipsistic musings that can only feed the artist's vanity and hubris.’
    • ‘The obsession with American voters was a pathetic act of collective media hubris and vain self-importance.’
    • ‘To brand it as arbitrary is a haughty act of intellectual hubris, thin in substance and contemptuous of our ancestors.’
    • ‘Military arrogance and political hubris put Germany on the path to a war she could have won only if these expectations had proved true.’
    • ‘But here his own hubris, his own kind of arrogance, in how to handle this matter prevailed.’
    • ‘Driven by hubris, his judgment skewed by arrogance, he had imagined his power extended over the very forces of nature.’
    • ‘A more modern term for hubris, for Kirk's monstrous ego, is narcissism.’
    • ‘As a preliminary, it should be said that hubris, hysteria, big egos and love of a fight were widely distributed on all sides.’
    • ‘His hubris is unequaled and his ego is unequaled, and he absolutely takes no advice.’
    • ‘The principal cause of ruination is wanton excess through the sin of hubris.’
    • ‘I should have known that such hubris would rebound.’
    • ‘It was a war the republic entered, and stayed in, because of hubris.’
    • ‘Yet in a perverse way, this hubris by the Senate's more potent conservative bloc compounds the value of any dissent.’
    • ‘‘I think that's too strong, but not for Peter,’ he says, laughing fondly at such hubris.’
    arrogance, conceit, conceitedness, haughtiness, pride, vanity, self-importance, self-conceit, pomposity, superciliousness, feeling of superiority
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    1. 1.1(in Greek tragedy) excessive pride towards or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis.
      • ‘The terms hamartia and hubris should become basic tools of your critical apparatus.’
      • ‘The arc of the members' lives follows precisely the classic Greek model of destiny, hubris and nemesis.’
      • ‘Throughout the genre, since its beginning, nemesis has clobbered hubris.’
      • ‘A brave move but, as we all know, hubris is followed by nemesis.’
      • ‘Yet, in this case there is no introduction to Marsyas's character and the nature of his hubris.’