Pride vs Wisdom - What's the difference?
As a noun 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.
As a proper noun wisdom is
(biblical) the wisdom of solomon, a book of the old testament and the hebrew tanakh.
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.
(uncountable) An element of personal character that enables one to distinguish the wise from the unwise.
(countable) A piece of wise advice.
The discretionary use of knowledge for the greatest good.
The ability to apply relevant knowledge in an insightful way, especially to different situations from that in which the knowledge was gained.
The ability to make a decision based on the combination of knowledge, experience, and intuitive understanding.
(theology) The ability to know and apply spiritual truths.
* 1652 , , The Fame and Confe??ion of the Fraternity of…the Ro?ie Cro?s ,
pages 1–2 of the preface
- Wi?dom …is to a man an infinite Trea?ure, for ?he is the Breath of the Power of God, and a pure Influence that floweth from the Glory of the Almighty; ?he is the Brightne?s of Eternal Light, and an undefiled Mirror of the Maje?ty of God, and an Image of his Goodne?s; ?he teacheth us Soberne?s and Prudence, Righteou?ne?s and Strength; ?he under?tands the Subtilty of words, and Solution of dark ?entences; ?he foreknoweth Signs and Wonders, and what ?hall happen in time to come.
* conventional wisdom
* pearl of wisdom
* wisdom tooth