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Definition: Overly proud.

Pronunciation: Or-gyu-lous

Synonyms: Haughty, uppity, hubris (n), vainglorious, overweening, imperious, supercilious


Originating from the Old French word orguill meaning pride, it was later amended to orguillus. In English, it was then taken as orgulous.

Why this word?

Well, I use this word quite a lot, and when I do, people who do not know the word, seem to always make the phonetic connection with the word orgy, although the two are not at all connected. I find it hilarious!

Now, apart from being an important word for scrabble lovers, it is best used to describe the overweening deportment of bosses. Their know-it-all disposition and disparaging their subordinates completely, makes them orgulous (although, there are exceptions, of course).  Everyone, in some point in life, has to encounter someone who is swell, so why not mentions it by using this great word?

A sumptuous person who is arrogant and belittles others can be typified as Orgulous as well.

How to use the word Orgulous in a sentence?

When encountering someone who boasts about their achievements and accolades in an unsolicited manner, it would be correct to allot the adjective orgulous for them.

Man! You don’t know my plight at this job; it’s just so hard to satiate my orgulous boss.


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Written by Akshay Dashore

Akshay is a Civil engineer who, for his love of words, preferred words over engineering. He is an avid reader and a prolific writer.


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