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Definition: excessive arrogance, over-confidence, and pride

Synonyms: pride, arrogance, self-confidence, over-confidence, ambition

Antonyms: humility

Tips: Hubris is a Greek word for "arrogance or pride," which, in Greek mythology and literature, often leads to a character's demise. The same application is often used today to describe executives or anyone in power. Hubris is a negative: not just pride, but excessive pride and over-confidence.

Usage Examples:

It was the young CEO's hubris which led to the eventual rebellion of his workers and failure of his company. (pride, over-confidence, ambition)

The hubris he demostrates is totally unwarranted because he's not nearly as intelligent or important as he seems to believe. (arrogance, excessive pride)

He thought his friends would never turn against him, but he was eventually punished for his hubris and lack of humility. (arrogance, over-confidence)

His autobiography was a perfect example of monumental hubris. (arrogance, self importance, excessive pride)

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