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hubris

, hybris
(in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc., ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin
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Whether a "YOUR CITY IS SH**E" message from the people of Paisley itself constitutes hubris is a different conversation altogether
This adequately demonstrates that the reason why failure in Afghanistan (or Iraq) cannot be accepted by the American elite is their imperial hubris.
Hubris is not easy to avoid as it arises out of success, and a triumphant victory makes anything seem possible.
Regarding the Russo-Japanese War, Horne explains that while neither the Russian nor the Japanese army performed spectacularly, the Japanese navy surprised the Western world with its overwhelming victory against the Second Pacific Squadron at the Battle of Tsushima, thereby establishing fertile soil for hubris to take root.
The dream appears to have been only the consciously visible aspect of a conflict over hubris that was inhibiting Tolkien in writing and publishing from his legendarium, in particular The Lord of the Rings.
Accusations of hubris were warnings as well as criticisms.
"What is the number of patients who have suffered from mythomania and hubris syndrome in Turkey over the last 11 years?" Tanrykulu asked in his question on Monday.
Avoiding war requires great leadership that avoids hubris, overlooking petty rivalries and unfortunate blunders, to build stable international order.
In the first case, the cheerful naturalist is guilty of ignorance, while in the second case they are, as Cooper puts it, guilty of hubris, for they attribute to themselves 'a capacity they do not have', namely of being able to cope with the conviction that their decisions and commitments have 'no further authority than their being the ones we happen to have made'.
Yet with surprising hubris, the economist offered predictions five years out.
He said: "I remember, back then, in my hubris, thinking everyone wants to see me.
The risk cases are testing economic and environmental resilience, the dangers of hubris on human health, digital wildfires in a hyper-connected world chronic, fiscal imbalances and water supply crisis.