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Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.
Tom Hiddleston

Meaning of "hubris" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HUBRIS

From Greek.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HUBRIS

hubris  [ˈhjuːbrɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HUBRIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hubris is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HUBRIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Hubris

Hubris in religious terms means extreme pride or self-confidence that leads to offence spoken or done towards the God, usually harshly punished after. This religious meaning is sometimes transferred to denote overall highly unacceptable, arrogant and insulting behaviour that confronts ethical norms in a way that reminds one of the act described in Ancient Tragedies. Hubris is usually perceived as a characteristic of an individual rather than a group, although the group the offender belongs to may suffer consequences from the wrongful act. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence, accomplishments or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power. The adjectival form of the noun hubris is "hubristic".

Definition of hubris in the English dictionary

The definition of hubris in the dictionary is pride or arrogance. Other definition of hubris is an excess of ambition, pride, etc, ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HUBRIS


actress
ˈæktrɪs
bris
ˈbrɪs
doris
ˈdɒrɪs
ex-libris
eks ˈliːbrɪs
fortress
ˈfɔːtrɪs
Harris
ˈhærɪs
Horace
ˈhɒrɪs
hybris
ˈhaɪbrɪs
iris
ˈaɪrɪs
kris
krɪs
labrys
ˈlæbrɪs
mattress
ˈmætrɪs
Maurice
ˈmɒrɪs
mistress
ˈmɪstrɪs
Morris
ˈmɒrɪs
nebris
ˈnebrɪs
Osiris
əʊˈsaɪrɪs
Paris
ˈpærɪs
Polaris
pəˈlɑːrɪs
waitress
ˈweɪtrɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HUBRIS

hub airport
hub-and-spoke
hubba-hubba
hubbies
Hubble
Hubble classification
Hubble constant
Hubble parameter
Hubble space telescope
Hubble telescope
hubble-bubble
Hubble´s law
hubbly
hubbub
hubby
hubcap
Hubei
Hubli
hubristic
hubristically

WORDS THAT END LIKE HUBRIS

ambergris
angina pectoris
auris
Capris
clitoris
debris
Eris
ex libris
fris
Gris
Guillaume de Lorris
iberis
loris
orbicularis
orris
sui generis
Sybaris
Tigris
Treaty of Paris
Ventris

Synonyms and antonyms of hubris in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HUBRIS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hubris» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hubris

Translation of «hubris» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HUBRIS

Find out the translation of hubris to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hubris from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hubris» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

傲慢
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hubris
570 millions of speakers

English

hubris
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अभिमान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الغطرسة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

высокомерие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hubris
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঔদ্ধত্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hybris
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hubris
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hybris
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

傲慢
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거만
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hubris
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngạo mạn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இறுமாப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घोडचूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kibir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tracotanza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pycha
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зарозумілість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

orgoliul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ύβρις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hubris
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hybris
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hybris
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hubris

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HUBRIS»

The term «hubris» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.971 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HUBRIS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hubris» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hubris» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hubris

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10 QUOTES WITH «HUBRIS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hubris.
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Steve Albini
It betrays hubris on the part of the artist to think his medium is limiting him, and I think we all recognize this.
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Cynthia Breazeal
In a lot of Western science fiction, you need some form of conflict, whether it's aliens or robots. I think in Western culture, being more suspicious of science, and hubris, you'll see a lot of fear of creating something that goes out of control.
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Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
It strikes me as hubris that Universal will buy EMI. What it will do is create a super-major that will have far too much power... I think when Universal goes up over 40 percent market share, I don't see how reasonable regulators can countenance. It will impact not just labels, but artists and cultural diversity.
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Jonathan Evison
After 20 years of writing in basically a vacuum, I love being part of a community. I've vetted other writers' contracts for them and do publicity for free just because I like a book. Some people think of it as hubris or careerism, but I love to champion books. You can't use your whole sphere of influence just to help yourself.
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Bob Filner
To all the women that I've offended, I had no intention to be offensive, to violate any physical or emotional space. I was trying to establish personal relationships, but the combination of awkwardness and hubris led to behavior that I think many found offensive.
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David Gergen
We know that second terms have historically been marred by hubris and by scandal.
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Tom Hiddleston
Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.
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Michael Ignatieff
I had a lot of hubris going into politics, but I didn't think I was Pierre Trudeau.
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Penn Jillette
There is this tremendous amount of arrogance and hubris, where somebody can look at something for five minutes and dismiss it. Whether you talk about gaming or 20th century classical music, you can't do it in five minutes. You can't listen to 'The Rite of Spring' once and understand what Stravinsky was all about.
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David Mitchell
There's a disease that young writers are susceptible to, which is, I will do this because I can - hubris, I suppose - without stopping to work out why.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HUBRIS»

Discover the use of hubris in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hubris and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling ...
A behind-the-scenes analysis of the controversial decisions and power struggles that went on within the Bush administration as officials planned and defended the invasion of Iraq examines Bush's determination to get rid of Saddam Hussein ...
Michael Isikoff, David Corn, 2007
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Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror
An anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community argues that Islamists are not against democracy, but specific U.S. policies viewed as threatening to their lands and religion allow al Quaeda to continue to gain support.
‎2004
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Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris
Traces Hitler's rise from a shelter for needy children in Austria to dictatorship over Germany and the beginning of his persecution of the Jews.
Ian Kershaw, 2000
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Ego & Hubris: The Michael Malice Story
It makes a splash and spawns this book, Harvey’s first hardcover, a graphic novel event about one guy’s life. Ego & Hubris relates how, a year and a half after his birth in the Ukraine, Michael Malice moved with his parents to Brooklyn.
Harvey Pekar, 2007
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Ego Check: Why Executive Hubris is Wrecking Companies and ...
No one executive is immune from that difficult-to-distinguish line that divides the self-confidence required of a successful CEO from the hubris seen at the root of so many corporate scandals today.
Mathew Hayward, 2007
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Hubris: How HBOS Wrecked the Best Bank in Britain
In this complex world of modern global finance, this is book serves as a cautionary tale.
Ray Perman, 2013
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The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris
In The Icarus Syndrome, Peter Beinart tells a tale as old as the Greeks - a story about the seductions of success.
Peter Beinart, 2010
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Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are ...
The conservative political thinker and best-selling author of State of Emergency forecasts America's social and cultural collapse as he describes how current policies will cause a permanent loss of American sovereignty and independence and ...
Patrick J. Buchanan, 2009
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Billionaires' Ball: Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic ...
In Billionaires' Ball, McQuaig and Brooks take us back in history to the political decisions that helped birth our billionaires, then move us forward to the cutting-edge research into the dangers that concentrated wealth poses.
Linda McQuaig, Neil Brooks, 2012
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Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, the Fall of Merrill ...
How did it happen? Why did it happen? And what does this story of greed, hubris, and incompetence tell us about the culture of Wall Street that continues to this day even though it came close to destroying the American economy?
Greg Farrell, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HUBRIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hubris is used in the context of the following news items.
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Japan's Abe pushes security bills through lower house, despite …
"There is a lot of hubris and arrogance and it will come back to haunt him. He is no longer the Teflon prime minister," said Jeffrey Kingston, ... «swissinfo.ch, Jul 15»
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The Greek Story Is About German Hubris | Swarajya
What the international media has totally missed is that if Germany pays Greece what it is morally and legally bound to do, it would halve ... «Swarajya, Jul 15»
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The Greek Story Is About German Hubris
What the international media has totally missed is that if Germany pays Greece what it is morally and legally bound to do, it would halve ... «Swarajya, Jul 15»
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"Really Big One" Has a Lot to Do with Colonial Hubris - The Stranger
There's a key part of Kathryn Schulz's terrifying New Yorker earthquake story that really left me shaking my head. I'm not talking about how the ... «TheStranger.com, Jul 15»
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God Of War III Remastered Review: Hubris
This review will take into effect God of War III Remastered as both a video game in the present gaming landscape, while also taking into ... «GameSided, Jul 15»
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The arrogance of power
"Blair is the classic example of hubris and it had profound effects because he reinforced the hubris of Bush and Bush reinforced Blair's and ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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Ryan Reynolds talks hubris, franchises and his new film, Self/less
It was the idea of hubris and arrogance and the class system, and all these things that propel a person to say, “Oh, I cocked up the first life. «MetroNews Canada, Jul 15»
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Passing judgment on another's beliefs is religious hubris
Couched in the language of love is the hubris of asserting there is only one way to understand God's will, and any other approach smacks of ... «Tallahassee.com, Jul 15»
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Greek hubris
In view of the Greek referendum on empowering the Alexis Tsipras-led leftist government on negotiating the terms of the EU's bailout package ... «The Asian Age, Jul 15»
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Media Spotlight – Hubris: How HBOS wrecked the best bank in …
Ray Perman's book, Hubris: How HBOS wrecked the best bank in Britain, charts the history of the original Bank of Scotland and its destruction. «Mortgage Strategy, Jul 15»

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