Proud vs Glorified - What's the difference?

proud | glorified |

As adjectives the difference between proud and glorified

is that proud is gratified; feeling honoured (by something); feeling satisfied or happy about a fact or event while glorified is transformed into something glorious (often used sarcastically).

As a verb glorified is




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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  • (glorify)
  • They sang hymns that glorified God.


    (en adjective)
  • transformed into something glorious (often used sarcastically)
  • Her teaching degree was little more than a glorified babysitting course.
    1959 Andrew Gray, "A treatise on gyrostatics and rotational motion"
  • :* The gyroscope is however merely a glorified spinning top ...
  • 1986 Roy Lubove, "The Struggle for Social Security, 1900-1935"
  • :* Voluntary thrift, embodied in industrial insurance, nurtured character, but social insurance was merely a glorified form of poor law legislation.
  • 2004 Lloyd Manning Wells, "From Anzio to the Alps: an American soldier's story"
  • :* If the captain was only a glorified first aid man as he claimed, the emphasis has to be on the glory he deserved for the way in which he did his job.
  • English sarcastic terms