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hubris (s) (noun), hubrises (pl)
1. Excessive, or overbearing; insolent self-esteem; arrogance: Hubris is the excessive pride and ambition that often leads to the downfall of a hero in classical dramas.

George started his business career as a pleasant clerk; however, by the time he became the CEO of the company years later, he showed signs of hubris which would lead to his downfall.

2. Etymology: from Greek hybris, "wanton violence, insolence, riotousness; outrage".
Excessive pride and arrogance.
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(Greek: wanton violence, riotousness, insolence; outrage; arrogance)
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Arrogance and excessive pride as displayed by someone who may be very successful in achieving something. (1)