hubris

/ˈhjubrəs / (say 'hyoohbruhs)

noun
1. overconfidence and complacency leading to an individual or organisational blindness to the need to adapt to changing circumstances.
2. insolence stemming from excessive pride: *they ignore him, won't pass the salt, talk over his head, bump him in the ribs, revert, in fact, to their normal hubris –david foster, 1981.
3. (in Greek tragedy) arrogant defiance of the gods, leading to the perpetrator's ultimate ruin.
Also, hybris. {Greek}
hubristic /hjuˈbrɪstɪk/ (say hyooh'bristik), adjective
hubristically /hjuˈbrɪstɪkli/ (say hyooh'bristiklee), adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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