My husband is writing a book and used the word "hubris". He insists it's a common word and most people will know what it means. I have a law degree and never heard it. Is "hubris" a word most people will know?
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Thanks so much for the helpful advice SidKemp! Describing the word may be much safer. Although I did increase my vocab as a result of law school I agree that this one should have been included. There will always be more to learn:)
Thanks for answering the question DrivingPeace. I definitely learned something new and think it may be safe to use the word in the book.
I don't hear it on a regular basis but must have heard it in high school too:) Thanks for answering ExpectGreatThings!
Thanks for answering ajwrites57. Citing an example might be a way to play it safe. Many people study Greek literature at some point so the word may be more common than I thought.
You are welcome. My high school AP Lit teacher and college Classical Greek Lit prof drummed the concept into our heads! I have to watch that I don't get hubristic over it!
Thanks for the feedback SandCastles! I'm glad I'm not the only one unfamiliar with the word.