What is hubris

Hybris (German)

Part of speech: noun, (Female)

Hy | b | ris, no plural
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˈHyːbʀɪs]
Word meaning / definition:
1) unrealistic, excessive and inadequate trust in one's own actions
Origin of the term:
in the 19th century from the ancient Greek noun ὕβρις (hýbris) "Presumption" borrowed
1) megalomania, overestimation of oneself, arrogance, presumptuousness, arrogance, arrogance, presumption
Application examples:
1) “What Holzinger said was more of an issue hubris compared to the past; the hubris self-righteous people who know in retrospect exactly how morally upright they would have behaved if they would have been in the place of the unworthy. "
1) “Also the hubris is connected to the space of heights. "
1) “Such hubris was the norm in the imperialist 19th century. "
1) “Adventurers like Carl Peters presented the Iron Chancellor with a fait accompli and left him little choice but to rely on colonial ones hubris to let in. "
Word formations:
hybrid (in the sense of "arrogant, haughty")
Nominative: singular hubris; Plural
Genitive: singular hubris; Plural
Dative: singular hubris; Plural
Accusative: singular hubris; Plural


  • English: 1) hubris
  • French: 1) hybris
  • Greek (new): 1) ύβρις (ývris)
  • Dutch: 1) hybris
  • Norwegian: 1) hovmod, overmot
  • Swedish: 1) hybris, övermod
  • Hungarian: 1) önteltség

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Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

Started in a suburb of Munich, Wirecard became a darling on the stock exchange with its Internet payment business. Then the stock crashed. A business crime story about hubris and speculation in the online age.
sueddeutsche.de, April 05, 2019

Bayern are proud of their economic strength. Yet the resulting economic hubris justified? An exclusive calculation of the "Bayern-Dax" shows how big the lead really is.
Welt.de, October 13, 2018

DÜSSELDORF (dpa-AFX) - 'Handelsblatt' for hubris industrial policy: entering a race for state intervention, subsidies and protectionism with China is not a good idea.
BÖRSE ONLINE, February 20, 2019

But it's not just about money, but also about politics and politics hubris of a manager.
Achgut.com, April 13, 2019

And the documentary "Genesis 2.0" describes the hubris by scientists who want to play god.
dradio.de, January 16, 2019

The West could not win the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. No more hubris - that is the central message of the Doha Peace Agreement.
Die Zeit, February 29, 2020

John Bolton's book about his time as National Security Advisor reveals a lot about US President Trump - but more about him hubris of the author.
Handelsblatt.com, June 25, 2020

American hubris and local corruption have turned the Afghanistan conflict into an 'endless war'. An agreement between the US and the Taliban is the most important step towards peace in a long time. But the way is long.
NZZ, February 29, 2020

A SAP consultant with specialist knowledge and project experience can receive a higher salary than some executives. Above all, SAP consultants with special logistics knowledge, experience in S4 / HANA, hubris or SucessFactors are in demand.
Computer Week, March 13, 2020

Now that is also revealed hubris of the former top manager: Because part of his success was apparently based on a risky credit game.
Welt.de, June 23, 2020

The usage examples were selected automatically and may therefore contain errors.

Thesaurus & Synonyms

  • arrogance: presumptuous, arrogant attitude towards others
  • Smugness
  • Conceit (go., Obsolete): Inappropriately high self-assessment
  • Egocentricity: Attitude that consists of seeing yourself as the focus
  • imagination: a mental concept; without plural: too much self-esteem; Taking yourself too important and overestimating your own importance
  • To be conceited
  • Obsession with oneself
  • pride: derogatory: exaggerated appreciation of oneself and condescension towards others
  • Arrogance: arrogant, conceited attitude
  • narcissism: Psychology: excessive (pathological) self-love
  • Pretension: Presumption, the endeavor to make a cause or concern appear greater, more profound or more precious than it actually is; Claim, demand
  • Complacency
  • Infatuation
  • Self-conceit
  • Proud: Self-esteem, self-confidence; Object or person of high self-esteem; excessive complacency (one of the seven deadly sins in Catholic theology)
  • arrogance: unjustified overconfidence
  • excessive self-confidence
  • Presumption: Indication, specification of something that you actually cannot do; unjustified use of something that you are not entitled to
  • pride: derogatory: exaggerated appreciation of oneself and condescension towards others
  • Self-inflation
  • Presumptuousness

Another word (synonym) for hubris - Source: OpenThesaurus

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Entries from our dictionary containing "hubris":

pride: Pride, hubris, arrogance, arrogance, complacency, self-importance, self-arrogance, conceit, presumptuousness Opposite words: 1) Humility Examples of use: 1) According to Catholic moral teaching, arrogance is one of the seven deadly sins

to attempt: ... try hand (at something) 1c) try yourself in a job 3) often occurring in context: sin, hubris, sacrilege 3a) try God or heaven 3b) try yourself in God, in heaven, in ...

Conceit: Presumptuousness, arrogance, pomposity, smugness, conceit, condescension, arrogance, arrogance, hubris, complacency, self-importance, arrogance, presumptuousness Subordinate terms: 1) Arrogance, arrogance Application examples: 1) You have much too much arrogance

Stop:… 1) Route 2) Drive, aisle 3) Continuation 4) Unrestrainedness 5) Licentiousness, hubris, helplessness Subordinate terms: 1) Train station, stop 2) Stagnation, standstill ...

arrogance: ... -ness Related terms: 1) Presumption, arrogance, conceit, imagination, pride, pride, hubris, complacency, snobbery, feeling of superiority Opposite words: ...

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