hubris

[hyoo-bris, hoo-]
noun
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
Also, hybris.
Compare sophrosyne.


Origin:
1880–85; < Greek hýbris insolence

hubristic, adjective
nonhubristic, adjective
unhubristic, adjective
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hubris or hybris (ˈhjuːbrɪs)
 
n
1.  pride or arrogance
2.  (in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc, ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin
 
[C19: from Greek]
 
hybris or hybris
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek]
 
hu'bristic or hybris
 
adj
 
hy'bristic or hybris
 
adj

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hubris
1884, from Gk. hybris "wanton violence, insolence, outrage," originally "presumption toward the gods," of unknown origin.
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hubris

in Classical Athenian usage, the intentional use of violence to humiliate or degrade. The most famous example was the case of Meidias, who punched the orator Demosthenes in the face when the latter was dressed in ceremonial robes and performing an official function. Hubris could also characterize rape. Hubris was a crime at least from the time of Solon (6th century BC), and any citizen could bring charges against another party, as was the case also for treason or impiety. (In contrast, only a member of the victim's family could bring charges for murder.)

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  old corruption from the ground up.
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  motives.
Already some media outlets are blasting the director, whom they say has fallen
  prey to hubris.
If it leads to arrogance and hubris then it is a bad thing.
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