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hybris

[hahy-bris] /ˈhaɪ brɪs/
noun
1.
Related forms
hybristic, adjective
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  • hybris a study in the values of honour and shame in ancient greece.
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hubris

/ˈhjuːbrɪs/
noun
1.
pride or arrogance
2.
(in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc, ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin
Derived Forms
hubristic, hybristic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek

hybris

/ˈhaɪbrɪs/
noun
1.
a variant of hubris
Derived Forms
hybristic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hybris
n.

see hubris. Related: Hybristic.

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