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Proudest Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Proud \Proud\, a. [Compar. Prouder; superl. Proudest.] [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. pr[=u]t; akin to Icel. pr[=u][eth]r stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.]
  1. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense; as: (a) Possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous. Nor much expect A foe so proud will first the weaker seek. --Milton. O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty ! --Shak. And shades impervious to the proud world's glare. --Keble. (b) Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country. ``Proud to be checked and soothed.'' --Keble. Are we proud men proud of being proud ? --Thackeray.
  2. Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious. ``Of shadow proud.'' --Chapman. ``Proud titles.'' --Shak. `` The proud temple's height.'' --Dryden. Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud Are mantled with a golden cloud. --Keble.
  3. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals. --Sir T. Browne. Note: Proud is often used with participles in the formation of compounds which, for the most part, are self-explaining; as, proud-crested, proud-minded, proud-swelling. Proud flesh (Med.), a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.
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* If you're a blacksmith, probably the proudest day of your life is when you get your first anvil. How innocent you are, little blacksmith. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts


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