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Word: hubris

Definition: arrogance; excessive self-conceit


Sentences Containing 'hubris'

He then hopes that the "hubris" of the notion of "ownership of the planet" will be replaced with usufruct. Non-violence.
His work is concerned with exposing the historical and enduring hubris of American culture, painting forms that depict the search for and physical manifestation of American power and success on a monumental scale.
Nonetheless, a short French poem at the foot of the title page warned the gardener against hubris and in having excessive regard for his efforts, for whoever tries to compare Art with Nature and gardens with Eden "measures the stride of the elephant by the stride of the mite and the flight of the eagle by that of the gnat".

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::: presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
::: propensity - natural inclination
::: figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
::: breed - produce young; rear; bring up; produce (an undesirable condition); N: kind or sort of animal or plant
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
::: suffuse - spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
::: renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt