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 ?
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 not to go to sea."
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.
But in the meantime, sir, no false pride; we must stay with our friends; we must sponge a while on Papa Van Tromp, who has sponged so often upon us.'
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.
"Oh, indeed!" 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."
I have no false pride. I never hesitate to admit, frankly, that there are some members of our family who want a friend.
Talking to a delegation of JI youth at Mansoora on Monday, Liaqat Baloch said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was endangering the national security because of its wrong decisions based on arrogance and false pride.
Talking to a JI youth delegation at Mansoora, he said that the PTI government was endangering the national security because of its wrong decisions based on arrogance and false pride. He said the prospects of economic betterment in the wake of the huge sacrifices of our security forces in the war on terror besides the ambitious CPEC were being wasted.
It is a pity that the priests and a section of lay people are led by false pride as the Jewish people who took pride in constructing Jerusalem temple only to be destroyed later.
False pride recurs as a Tower of Babel curse of humanity, and the Indian government succumbed to this bane of Babel on Wednesday.
But it hastens to stress the greater joys of the spirit and cautions parents against overconfidence, false pride, or misdeeds that might be caused by children.
Have some respect and stop bringing in false pride. There is really nothing at this point to be proud of.