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Hubris

An arrogance due to excessive pride and an insolence toward others. A classic character flaw of a trader or investor.
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The stretch limos, the hubristic shoulder pads and the junk bonds of the '80s were bound to excite the anger of the gods, but hey, we've been riding around in Jeeps and dowdy gray Town Cars for the last 11 years.
Instead of trusting his instincts, Johnson listened to his foreign policy mandarins, McGeorge Bundy and Robert McNamara, and their hubristic theories about "credibility" and "limited war.
He compares efforts to reinvent business along less hierarchical lines to the French Revolution, a sort of hubristic overturning of all that has gone before: "It used to be that this modernist ethos, this desire to be free of history, to leap out into a brave new future flourished only in politics, where it created the disastrous Marxist utopias" and Various forms Of the arts.
The edifice is every bit as hubristic, absurd and uncomfortable as the BBC series W1A suggested" Jeremy Paxman on New Broadcasting House in London's Portland Place "I didn't care if there was nudity.
The party's somewhat hubristic approach to next month's elections was typified by Mr Farage's recent comments in a campaign visit to the North East in which he declared his intention to target Labour voters in the party's heartlands.
He certainly did, in both parliamentary and public-opinion terms, but in fact it was not only Trillanes who suffered a hubristic meltdown; Enrile, too, displayed an arrogance that was all the more stunning for its lack of subtlety.
To be sure, this file makes ideal propaganda for Islamic fundamentalists of every stripe, but these hubristic black acts create an ever-expanding range of consequences that work against the interests of those who want peace in this region.
Other photographs emphasize how nature has reclaimed some lost ground, subsuming humankind's hubristic gestures within an inexorable vegetal creep.
To the actor's credit, he doesn't telegraph the fatal flaw in the hero's hubristic belief that, through science, "I could improve upon nature.
So why the sudden switch to the hubristic plan of running Dubai Destination twice in 48 hours?
As a teenager he even wrote hubristic letters to himself, to be opened only when he achieved this glittering pinnacle of success.