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ar·ro·gance

 (ăr′ə-gəns)
n.
The state or quality of being arrogant; overbearing pride.

ar•ro•gance

(ˈær ə gəns)

n.
offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride; haughtiness.
Sometimes, ar′ro•gan•cy.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arrogance - overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiorsarrogance - overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
superbia, pride - unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
condescension, disdainfulness, superciliousness - the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
contemptuousness - the manifestation of scorn and contempt; "every subordinate sensed his contemptuousness and hated him in return"
hubris - overbearing pride or presumption
domineeringness, imperiousness, overbearingness - the trait of being imperious and overbearing
superiority - displaying a sense of being better than others; "he hated the white man's superiority and condescension"
snobbery, snobbishness, snobbism - the trait of condescending to those of lower social status

arrogance

arrogance

noun
Translations
عَجْرَفَه، غَطْرَسَه، عَنْجَهِيَّه
arogancedomýšlivost
arrogancehovmodighed
arogancija
hroki
arogancia
nadutostoholost
arrogans
kibirkendini beğenmişlik

arrogance

[ˈærəgəns] Narrogancia f, prepotencia f (esp LAm)

arrogance

[ˈærəgəns] narrogance f

arrogance

nArroganz f, → Überheblichkeit f

arrogance

[ˈærəgəns] narroganza

arrogant

(ˈӕrəgənt) adjective
extremely proud; thinking that one is much more important than other people.
ˈarrogantly adverb
ˈarrogance noun
References in classic literature ?
Not old enough even to leave his father's grass roof and sleep in the youths' canoe house, much less to sleep with the young bachelors in their canoe house, he knew that he took his life, with all of its dimly guessed mysteries and arrogances, in his hand thus to trespass into the sacred precinct of the full-made, full-realized, full- statured men of Somo.
He shuffles atoms and jets of light, remotest nebulae, drips of water, prick-points of sensation, slime-oozings and cosmic bulks, all mixed with pearls of faith, love of woman, imagined dignities, frightened surmises, and pompous arrogances, and of the stuff builds himself an immortality to startle the heavens and baffle the immensities.
The fox, full of all kinds of arrogance, looked at the cat from head to foot, and for a long time did not know whether he would give any answer or not.
The girl thought the arrogance and granite-heartedness of the magnate of the play was very accurately drawn.
Extraordinary, stiff-backed, thin figure all in black, the observed of all, while walking hand-in-hand with the girl; apparently shy, but--and here Fyne came very near showing something like insight--probably nursing under a diffident manner a considerable amount of secret arrogance.