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“… that I'm the most proud of is that now …”

meanings of proud


  1. Standing upwards as in the manner of a proud person; stately or majestic.
  2. Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
  3. Feeling honoured (by something); feeling happy or satisfied about an event or fact; gratified.
  4. Excited by sexual desire; specifically of a female animal: in heat.
  5. That makes one feel proud (of something one did).
  6. Brave, valiant; gallant.
  7. Standing out or raised; swollen.
  8. Possessed of a due sense of what one deserves or is worth.
  9. Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.


  1. A surname​.

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