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Hubris–Definition in Real Life

Posted by languageandgrammar on November 12, 2009

Hubris is defined, by the New Oxford American Dictionary, as “excessive pride or self-confidence,” and a British man is a living example of the word.

A criminal suspect actually sent the police an updated photo for his own wanted poster (Man provides photo for his own wanted poster), which was promptly published in the front page of the local paper.

He took the updated picture while standing in front of a police van.

That’s certainly full of hubris–with a little vanity and humor thrown in.



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