Impertinence vs Pride - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Impertinence is a related term of pride.
As nouns the difference between impertinence and pride
is that impertinence
is (uncountable) lack of pertinence; irrelevance while pride
is the quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank etc, which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve and often contempt of others.
As a verb pride is
(reflexive) to take or experience pride in something, be proud of it.
(uncountable) Lack of pertinence; irrelevance.
(countable) An instance of this; a moment of being impertinent.
(uncountable) The fact or character of being out of place; inappropriateness.
The quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve and often contempt of others.
A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; -- in a good sense.
- He took pride in his work.
* (rfdate) Macaulay
- He had pride of ownership in his department.
* (rfdate) (William Blake)
- A people which takes no pride' in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with ' pride by remote descendants.
Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain; hubris.
* (rfdate) G. K. Chesterton, Introduction to Aesop's Fables
- The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children etc.
* (rfdate) Spenser
- Pride goeth before the fall.
* (rfdate) Bible, Zech. ix. 6
- lofty trees yclad with summer's pride
* (rfdate) Goldsmith
- I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
(zoology) The small European lamprey species .
Show; ostentation; glory.
* (rfdate) Shakespeare
- a bold peasantry, their country's pride
Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,
* to be in the pride of one's life.
* (rfdate) Shakespeare
- Pride , pomp, and circumstance of glorious war.
Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness.
Lust; sexual desire; especially, excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
(zoology) A company of lions.
- a falcon, towering in her pride of place
* (lamprey species) prid, sandpiper
* See also
* point of pride
* pride comes before a fall
(reflexive) To take or experience pride in something, be proud of it.
- I pride myself on being a good judge of character, but pride goes before the fall and I'm not a good judge of my own character so I'm often wrong without knowing it.