Word of the Day – Hubris

By May 17, 2016Word of the Day

Hubris (noun)

hoo-bris

Excessive pride or self confidence.

In Greek mythology hubris was the act of excessive pride in the face of the Gods, leading to nemesis.

Admin confession – until today I thought the S was silent, having only ever read this word.

Example sentences

“The hubris of the bankers was shut down with the double dip recession.”

“He’s full of arrogant hubris and blind patriotism.”

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