Pride vs Wisdom - What's the difference?

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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.

pride

English

(wikipedia pride)

Noun

  • 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.
    He had pride of ownership in his department.
  • * (rfdate) Macaulay
  • 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.
  • * (rfdate) (William Blake)
  • The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
  • 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
  • Pride goeth before the fall.
  • 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
  • lofty trees yclad with summer's pride
  • * (rfdate) Bible, Zech. ix. 6
  • I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
  • * (rfdate) Goldsmith
  • a bold peasantry, their country's pride
  • (zoology) The small European lamprey species .
  • Show; ostentation; glory.
  • * (rfdate) Shakespeare
  • Pride , pomp, and circumstance of glorious war.
  • Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,
  • * to be in the pride of one's life.
  • * (rfdate) Shakespeare
  • a falcon, towering in her pride of place
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (lamprey species) prid, sandpiper * See also

    Derived terms

    * point of pride * pride comes before a fall * prideful

    Verb

  • (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.

    References

    (Webster 1913)

    wisdom

    English

    (wikipedia wisdom)

    Noun

  • (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.

    Synonyms

    * sagacity * sapience

    Antonyms

    * foolishness * folly

    Derived terms

    * conventional wisdom * pearl of wisdom * wisdom tooth

    See also

    * morality English words suffixed with -dom ----