Hubristic



[hyoo-bris, hoo-] /ˈhyu brɪs, ˈhu-/

noun
1.
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
/ˈhjuːbrɪs/
noun
1.
pride or arrogance
2.
(in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc, ultimately causing the transgressor’s ruin
adj.

also hybristic, 1831, from Greek hybristikos “given to wantonness, insolent,” from hybrizein, related to hybris (see hubris).
n.

also hybris, 1884, a back-formation from hubristic or else from Greek hybris “wanton violence, insolence, outrage,” originally “presumption toward the gods;” the first element probably PIE *ud- “up, out,” but the meaning of the second is debated.

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