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hubris

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhubrishu‧bris /ˈhjuːbrɪs/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 literaryPROUD too much pride
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hubrisThey ran government trading at Salomon Brothers during the 1980s and early 1990s, ruling with swagger, bravado and hubris.Yet the argument against Ashdown's triumphalism has to stop short of encouraging the same fatal hubris among Labour politicians.But what is notable about the Koffler scam is the sheer, hilarious hubris of it.His hubris cost him whatever slim chance he had of actually pulling it off.This can not be called isolationism, but it is a strange combination of hubris and indifference.The power to re-create them inspires a touch of hubris in geophysicists.How often we have witnessed such hubris, and how loudly we have guffawed.
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