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.
Rid yourself of false pride and showing off because it may ruin what you may gain on this day.
As a people, as a society, and even as a nation, we continue to hide when we can't defend our casteism, communalism, corruption, superstition, misogyny and false pride.
One CO put it this way: "During my introductory talk to future students, I define false pride and lack of a proper attitude.
Volted by false pride, Keaton attempts to wire his house and install gadgets, but the person who should have received the degree seeks revenge by rewiring and causing electrical mayhem.
Old Cherokee spoke to his grandson one day, To teach him of life in a very wise way, "A fight is going on inside me" lad heard him say, "A terrible fight between two wolves" said he, "One is evil - he is anger, hate, envy, lies, arrogance, self-pity, Greed, resentment, false pride, ego and superiority.
Because he was so mature despite his chronological youth, he had neither false pride nor false modesty.
Comrades and Commandos, once more again Teach your foe the art of fight At this moment in time Not only to Strike and Hide Let the Sea's Arms be in severe wrath To submerge their false pride Into Euphrates and Tigris dark In the darkness of the ancient century The vengeful created a horrible bloodbath It has a bad smell of an ugly boar Disclosing the smoke of life's horror The full moon's dream became crushed Instead of hugging the daylight Converted into ash Comrades, Commandos be- aware Invaders as Strangers Have neither choice nor right To once they came to return Or to go forward in the time's flight What a pity