1. proud => prowess.
2. proud => pride, prowess.
- prowess: see proud
- prowess (n.)
- late 13c., prouesse, from Old French proece "prowess, courage, brave deed" (Modern French prouesse), from prou, later variant of prud "brave, valiant," from Vulgar Latin *prodem (source also of Spanish proeza, Italian prodezza; see proud). Prow was in Middle English as a noun meaning "advantage, profit," also as a related adjective ("valiant, brave"), but it has become obsolete. "In 15-17th c. often a monosyllable" [OED].
- 1. The best and the brightest pupils competed to demonstrate their intellectual prowess.
- 2. He was famous for his prowess as an athlete.
- 3. He's always bragging about his prowess as a cricketer.
- 4. Hurry had a respectable reputation for prowess among his associates.
- 5. We had to admire his prowess as an oarsman / his rowing prowess.
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