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From the Greek word of the same spelling, the concept of overweaning pride, or expectations that far exceed the scope of one's being.
Napolean Bonaparte, Daniel Perez.
by Bird tha 5'9" June 14, 2004
Advanced arrogance, thinking you're way more important than you really are and are really presumptious. Closely related to megalomania.
It's about time the RIAA is smitten by some deity for hubris and stop thinking they are the law.
by Fluid July 16, 2003
In ancient Greece: The sin of thinking you are above the gods or forgetting to give them credit when they have helped you. Of course they don't tell you when they help you, you are just supposed to know. Committing hubris ALWAYS leads to nemesis, the gods' punishment.
Oedipus: Yes! I have rid this country of evil. All by myself! *hubris*

Athena: No, damn it, I helped you! Respect me! Oh well, I'll just kill you then. *nemesis*
by Kåre Skinnebach January 06, 2009
Advanced arrogance, overstating ones self worth, a narsistic mentality that your milkshake actually brings all the boys to the yard.
example: An attractive (yet Hubris) girl approches a man standing at the bar expecting a free drink or something of monetary value.

Note: this example doesn't apply at strip clubs... please then refer to recriprocity
by BranBran828 January 26, 2011
An adjective used to describe an action of grotesquely unnecessary talent, finesse, or pride that ends in resounding (though somewhat satisfying) failure.

In gaming - when players makes a hubris effort that, while looking awesome, ends in their death or failure
by the zombie guru August 08, 2008
Extreme arrogance that leads to ones downfall, vaguely connected to Irony.
E.g. Thomas Tomstall passed his driving test making a point out of it by jingling his keys and comparing his driving skills to the size of his penis. Later that day young Thomas was driving down a country lane at 90mph when low and behold he got air in his car and flipped over a ravine.

The next day when his class mates found out about Thomas's fate all that could be said was "LOL! HUBRIS!"
by CCCA November 27, 2007
Hubris is a mental state where someone (usually while playing a video game) thinks that he or she is the MAN. This is a common human trait however there are few who merit the reputation of hubris. One can tell when another displays hubris as trash talk, derogatory language involving relatives, siblings and sodomy are expressed. Hubris often leads to a person's downfall or humility especially after being defeated and excuses are often made. Hubris is often found in dorms and buildings where video games take place however there are a few exceptions.There are many forms of hubris and is often perceived as a fatal flaw.
Here is a display and verbal use of hubris.

"A person taking off his shirt after a game and make rubbing it into the other player's face." This often results in the man displaying hubris to put a shirt on.

This is merely a verbal display of hubris

"Look at you, you come out of pipes and I step out from darkness." The one displaying hubris was later teamed upon on and thoroughly destroyed.

Things often associated with hubris

"A pale boy from Fuess, A brown boy from Stearns, Ganondorf, the LORD, Henningsen."
by Luinis Mok July 10, 2008
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