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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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uk HTC'S DUAL-CORE DEBUT pounds TBA (DUE SUMMER) While even American wrestlers would reject the stage name "Sensation" as too hubristic, HTC's new flagship justifies a suitably OTT, jetpack-powered ring entrance.
Perhaps he didn't realize it at the time, but the statement was hubristic.
Zipp's syncretic approach to history, in which seemingly incompatible figures and events are brought together in the service of a romantic vision, evokes the work of Anselm Kiefer, though the younger artist generates meaning through constellations of objects rather than through the hubristic appropriation of real, cosmic constellations.
In all his work Kolnai sought to puncture this hubristic pretense and to recall man to his proper stature, neither beast nor God, but "person.
And don't be hubristic enough to think you can determine, or even predict, it.
When we were forced out of the ERM on Black Wednesday, September 16, 1992, it ushered in a period of dramatic economic growth which, six years later, would allow Gordon Brown to announce his hubristic decision to double public spending in 10 years.
The Coalition for Marriage is circulating a petition to ask the Government to abandon its hubristic project to re-make humanity's oldest and most basic institution, and everyone I have approached has been happy to sign it; one person even gave me PS20.
Those who insist there is some "separate dimension" in which Salmond's hollow, social-democratic promises, which can't be afforded, are what should be judged, are about to discover that for our new pumped-up hubristic rulers there is only one thing on their minds, and that's partition.
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.
Gordon Brown actually won plaudits for admitting that he didn't get the 10p tax affair quite right, but his hubristic mismanagement of Britain's economy passed unmentioned.
The thrice-denazified Leni's haunting sin was a common, hubristic one: the constitutional inability to admit that anything she did was wrong-headed, ill considered, harmful, deleterious, or stupid.
The attack triggered a hubristic decision by the Japanese Navy that eventually led to their downfall.