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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Example sentences
Thinking that humans can manipulate nature in this way seems hubristic.
Success, whether real or contrived, makes researchers hubristic and untouchable.
In retrospect, it was a sort of hubristic moment in the economics profession.
He has a soft, thin voice, a beard and an academic mien occasionally broken by
  ecstatic flights of hubristic exaggeration.
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