Definition of hubris noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhjuːbrɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhjuːbrɪs//
[uncountable] (literary) Proud
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the fact of somebody being too proud. In literature, a character with this pride ignores warnings and laws and this usually results in their downfall and death. He thought he was above the law and was ultimately punished for his hubris. Scientists may arguably be guilty of hubris in this area. See related entries: Proud Word OriginGreek.
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