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Pride vs. Love

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Pridenoun

The quality or state of being proud; an unreasonable overestimation of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve and often contempt of others.

Lovenoun

(uncountable) Strong affection.

Pridenoun

(often with of or in) A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; -- in a good sense.

‘He took pride in his work.’; ‘He had pride of ownership in his department.’;

Lovenoun

A profound and caring affection towards someone.

‘A mother’s love is not easily shaken.’; ‘My husband’s love is the most important thing in my life.’;

Pridenoun

Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain; hubris.

Lovenoun

Affectionate, benevolent concern or care for other people or beings, and for their well-being.

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Pridenoun

That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-congratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children, etc.

Lovenoun

A feeling of intense attraction towards someone.

‘I have never been in love as much as I have with you.’;

Pridenoun

Show; ostentation; glory.

Lovenoun

A deep or abiding liking for something; an enthusiasm for something.

‘My love of cricket knows no bounds.’;

Pridenoun

Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,

Lovenoun

(countable) A person who is the object of romantic feelings; a darling, a sweetheart, a beloved.

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Pridenoun

Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness.

Lovenoun

A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.

‘Hello love, how can I help you?’;

Pridenoun

Lust; sexual desire; especially, excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.

Lovenoun

A thing, activity, etc which is the object of one's deep liking or enthusiasm.

Pridenoun

A company of lions or other large felines.

‘A pride of lions often consists of a dominant male, his harem and their offspring, but young adult males 'leave home' to roam about as bachelors pride until able to seize/establish a family pride of their own.’;

Lovenoun

(euphemistic) Sexual desire; attachment based on sexual attraction.

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Pridenoun

(zoology) The small European lamprey species Petromyzon branchialis.

Lovenoun

(euphemistic) Sexual activity.

Pridenoun

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Lovenoun

An instance or episode of being in love; a love affair.

Prideverb

(reflexive) To take or experience pride in something; to be proud of it.

‘I pride myself on being a good judge of character.’;

Lovenoun

Used as the closing, before the signature, of a letter, especially between good friends or family members, or by the young.

Pridenoun

A small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); - called also prid, and sandpiper.

Lovenoun

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Pridenoun

The quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank, etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others.

‘Those that walk in pride he is able to abase.’; ‘Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt.’;

Lovenoun

(obsolete) A thin silk material.

Pridenoun

A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; - in a good sense.

‘Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride.’; ‘A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants.’;

Lovenoun

A climbing plant, Clematis vitalba''.

Pridenoun

Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain.

‘Let not the foot of pride come against me.’; ‘That hardly we escaped the pride of France.’;

Lovenoun

(racquet sports) Zero, no score.

‘So that’s fifteen-love to Kournikova.’;

Pridenoun

That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children, etc.

‘Lofty trees yclad with summer's pride.’; ‘I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.’; ‘A bold peasantry, their country's pride.’;

Loveverb

To have a strong affection for (someone or something).

‘I love my spouse.’; ‘I love you!’;

Pridenoun

Show; ostentation; glory.

‘Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war.’;

Loveverb

(transitive) To need, thrive on.

‘Mold loves moist, dark places.’;

Pridenoun

Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life.

‘A falcon, towering in her pride of place.’;

Loveverb

To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like.

‘I love walking barefoot on wet grass;’; ‘I'd love to join the team;’; ‘I love what you've done with your hair’;

Pridenoun

Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.

Loveverb

To care deeply about, to be dedicated to (someone or something).

Prideverb

To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; - used reflexively.

‘Pluming and priding himself in all his services.’;

Loveverb

(transitive) To derive delight from a fact or situation.

‘I love the fact that the coffee shop now offers fat-free chai latte.’;

Prideverb

To be proud; to glory.

Loveverb

(transitive) To lust for.

Pridenoun

a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

Loveverb

To have sex with, (perhaps from make love.)

‘I wish I could love her all night long.’;

Pridenoun

satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements;

‘he takes pride in his son's success’;

Loveverb

To praise; commend.

Pridenoun

the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards

Loveverb

To praise as of value; prize; set a price on.

Pridenoun

a group of lions

Lovenoun

A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preëminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters.

‘Of all the dearest bonds we proveThou countest sons' and mothers' loveMost sacred, most Thine own.’;

Pridenoun

unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Lovenoun

Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.

‘He on his sideLeaning half-raised, with looks of cordial loveHung over her enamored.’;

Prideverb

be proud of;

‘He prides himself on making it into law school’;

Lovenoun

Courtship; - chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.

‘Demetrius . . . Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena,And won her soul.’;

Pride

Pride is positive emotional response or attitude to something with an intimate connection to oneself, due to its perceived value. Oxford defines it amongst other things as This may be related to one's own abilities or achievements, positive characteristics of friends or family, or one's country.

‘the quality of having an excessively high opinion of oneself or one's own importance’;

Lovenoun

Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; - opposed to hate; often with of and an object.

‘Love, and health to all.’; ‘Smit with the love of sacred song.’; ‘The love of science faintly warmed his breast.’;

Lovenoun

Due gratitude and reverence to God.

‘Keep yourselves in the love of God.’;

Lovenoun

The object of affection; - often employed in endearing address; as, he held his love in his arms; his greatest love was reading.

‘Open the temple gates unto my love.’;

Lovenoun

Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.

‘Such was his form as painters, when they showTheir utmost art, on naked Lores bestow.’; ‘Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love.’;

Lovenoun

A thin silk stuff.

Lovenoun

A climbing species of Clematis (Clematis Vitalba).

Lovenoun

Nothing; no points scored on one side; - used in counting score at tennis, etc.

‘He won the match by three sets to love.’;

Lovenoun

Sexual intercourse; - a euphemism.

‘A little western flower,Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound;And maidens call it love-in-idleness.’;

Loveverb

To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God.

‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.’; ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self.’;

Loveverb

To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.

Loveverb

To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like; as, to love books; to love adventures.

‘Wit, eloquence, and poetry.Arts which I loved.’;

Loveverb

To have the feeling of love; to be in love.

Lovenoun

a strong positive emotion of regard and affection;

‘his love for his work’; ‘children need a lot of love’;

Lovenoun

any object of warm affection or devotion;

‘the theater was her first love’; ‘he has a passion for cock fighting’;

Lovenoun

a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

Lovenoun

a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction;

‘their love left them indifferent to their surroundings’; ‘she was his first love’;

Lovenoun

a score of zero in tennis or squash;

‘it was 40 love’;

Lovenoun

sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people;

‘his lovemaking disgusted her’; ‘he hadn't had any love in months’; ‘he has a very complicated love life’;

Loveverb

have a great affection or liking for;

‘I love French food’; ‘She loves her boss and works hard for him’;

Loveverb

get pleasure from;

‘I love cooking’;

Loveverb

be enamored or in love with;

‘She loves her husband deeply’;

Loveverb

have sexual intercourse with;

‘This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm’; ‘Adam knew Eve’; ‘Were you ever intimate with this man?’;

Love

Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection, to the simplest pleasure. An example of this range of meanings is that the love of a mother differs from the love of a spouse, which differs from the love of food.

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