Definition of prideful:
crank, biggety, victorious, triumphal, glorying, self-important, snide, sniffy, proud, joyful, attitude, overweening, high-and-mighty, consequential, authoritarian, cock-a-hoop, stuck-up, elated, grand, imperious, haughty, egotistic, insulting, important, insolent, swashbuckling, self-opinionated, swellheaded, smug, rejoicing, self-satisfied, bigheaded, respect, exulting, supercilious, vain, highfalutin, vainglorious, dictatorial, triumphant, egoistic, lordly, pompous, contemptuous, self-conceited, sneering, assured, disdainful, gleeful, lofty, overbearing, superior, Midland, complacent, exultant, self-respecting, scornful, arrogant, crowing, swaggering, august, jubilant.
" I suppose, after all" mother mused on, surreptitiously wiping those prideful eyes" that there is something in Inspiration, and the dear child just had to wait till she got it, and that she doesn't know any more than we do where it came from"- "Missy", Dana Gatlin.
- "Poems", Victor Hugo.
- "The Cruise of the Kawa", Walter E. Traprock [Pseudonym of George S. Chappell].