arrogance

[ar-uh-guhns]
noun
offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride.
Also, arrogancy.


Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French < Latin arrogantia presumption. See arrogant, -ance

nonarrogance, noun
nonarrogancy, noun
superarrogance, noun


haughtiness, insolence, disdain.


humility, modesty, diffidence.
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arrogant (ˈærəɡənt)
 
adj
having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance, merit, ability, etc; conceited; overbearingly proud: an arrogant teacher; an arrogant assumption
 
[C14: from Latin arrogāre to claim as one's own; see arrogate]
 
'arrogance
 
n
 
'arrogantly
 
adv

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arrogance
c.1300, from O.Fr. arrogance (12c.), from L. arrogantia, from arrogantem (nom. arrogans) "assuming, overbearing, insolent," prp. of arrogare "to claim for oneself, assume," from ad- "to" + rogare "ask, propose" (see rogation).
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Example sentences
In online reviews, some customers have complained about rudeness or arrogance.
Its pure arrogance of the human trait to think the Universe revolves around us.
His arrogance was legendary, as he repeatedly and flagrantly defied
  environmental and safety regulations.
Also, I tend to encounter less arrogance in audiences and presenters.
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