Proud vs Egoistical - What's the difference?

proud | egoistical |

As adjectives the difference between proud and egoistical

is that proud is gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event while egoistical is caring about oneself rather than others.



Alternative forms

* prowd (obsolete)


  • Gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event.
  • Possessed of a due sense of what one is worth or deserves.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=‘[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”. […]’.}}
  • (chiefly, Biblical)  Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
  • * 1611 , Proverbs 16:5, King James Version
  • Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=(Hilaire Belloc), title=(Cautionary Tales for Children), section=Godolphin Horne Who was cursed with the Sin of Pride, and Became a Boot-Black
  • , passage=Godolphin Horne was Nobly Born; / He held the human race in scorn, / And lived with all his sisters where / His father lived, in Berkeley Square. / And oh! The lad was deathly proud ! / He never shook your hand or bowed, / But merely smirked and nodded thus: / How perfectly ridiculous! / Alas! That such Affected Tricks / Should flourish in a child of six!}}
  • Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.
  • (obsolete)  Brave, valiant; gallant.
  • Standing out or raised; swollen.
  • (obsolete)  Excited by sexual desire; (of female animals) in heat.
  • Happy, usually used with a sense of honor, as in "I'm so proud' to have you in our town." But occasionally just plain happy as in "I'm ' proud to see gas prices down." This is a widespread colloquial usage in the southern United States.
  • Synonyms

    * See also


    * ashamed

    Derived terms

    * do someone proud * house-proud * proud as a peacock * proudfall * proud-hearted * proudling * proudly * proudness * proud-pied * proud-stomached


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    (en adjective)
  • Caring about oneself rather than others.
  • Egotistical.
  • Antonyms

    * altruistic

    Derived terms

    * egoistically