false pride

false pride

An exaggeratedly high or pretentious opinion of oneself, one's abilities, or one's circumstance that is not based on real achievement or success. He goes on and on about his literary abilities, but it's just false pride if you ask me—he's never even been published!
See also: false, pride
References in classic literature ?
You know that, well enough, for you know that your own true pride would do it to-morrow, if you had the ways and means which false pride won't let me supply.
Sometimes I think it was natural perversity; sometimes I think it was false pride at getting over sea-sickness; sometimes I think it was reading 'Robinson Crusoe,' and books warning of me
What do you mean by false pride at getting over sea-sickness?
He bitterly deplored the false pride which led his friend to a conduct so little worthy of the affection that united them.
Late in the afternoon he saw her upper works fade below the far horizon, but not before he learned that which confirmed his greatest fears, and caused him to curse the false pride which had restrained him from seeking safety for his young wife a few short hours before, when safety was within reach--a safety which was now gone forever.
There was no false pride in the resolute attitude which she thus assumed after her husband had forsaken her.
said Annie with a funny look, as Meg slipped the note into her pocket as a sort of talisman against envy, vanity, and false pride, for the few loving words had done her good, and the flowers cheered her up by their beauty.
False pride, I dare say, but it 's the truth, and there 's no use in dodging.
It is an issue of false pride reminiscent of the god-forsaken TV dramas this country eats for dinner.
In a Greek newspaper article I wrote seven years ago I demanded that the government--whose prime minister I had once beaten in tennis, 6-0, 6-0, but had allowed him to post a much closer score after he begged for mercy (it illustrates his false pride and basic dishonesty)--leave the EU and tell Brussels to go to hell.
At the end of the day assiduous nations will overcome ones that are riddled with ignorance, injustice, false pride and demagoguery.
He wrote in the same piece with false pride, to boot: 'The administration we serve-repeat, 'administration we serve'-stands for transparent government.
False Pride : But it would be naive to believe that Mayawati's remarks were made on the spur of the moment.
Fasting is a humbling experience, which is an important characteristic of a righteous soul, for false pride and arrogance can never live side-by-side with sincere piety.
But if we are honest, we must shrug off our false pride and review the effectiveness of the current "development" programmes for tribal villages in Kerala.