1. excessively proud
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How To Use overproud In A Sentence

  • Hardly had a century and a half elapsed before the sturdy colonists, who did not claim freedom but determined to keep it, formally revolted and fought their way to absolute independence -- not, by the by, a feat whereof to be overproud when a whole country rose unanimously against a handful of troops. Arabian nights. English
  • One lady commenced to praise his works for God's cause: 'Tongue! tongue! lady,' he broke in; 'flesh of itself is overproud, and needs no means to esteem itself.' John Knox
  • Set them up! not to be overproud of a Douglas in their house, and a beauty like Jeanie. Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago
  • Altogether I am not overproud of my soldiering performances; still, as I did no worse than Frederick the Great of The Purple Land
  • At the prison door, while fetters were being fastened on his legs he smilingly said, "I fear me I shall be overproud of my boots. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent
  • We are proud, sometimes overproud, of the natural resources of our country; sometimes perhaps we over-estimate the great resources of this Province and of the Western Provinces. The Peopling of Ontario
  • And if he was a bit overproud -- it was only because those about him were overproud and foolish. The Bell-Ringer of Angel's
  • But won't you walk in, sir, and perhaps you will condescend to sit down in our room, it is the only place that has a fire in it; and my wife will be overproud to set her eyes on you again. Zoe: The History of Two Lives
  • I have been quiet and polite - I am overproud of being quiet and polite at such events - but now a snort rips out of my nose.
  • Inger drove on, feeling all set up and pleased with herself, and, coming into the village, she may have been a tripe overproud in her bearing. The Growth of the Soil
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