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arrogance

[ar-uh-guh ns] /ˈær ə gəns/
noun
1.
offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride.
Also, arrogancy.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French < Latin arrogantia presumption. See arrogant, -ance
Related forms
nonarrogance, noun
nonarrogancy, noun
superarrogance, noun
Synonyms
haughtiness, insolence, disdain.
Antonyms
humility, modesty, diffidence.
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Word Origin and History for arrogancy

arrogance

n.

c.1300, from Old French arrogance (12c.), from Latin arrogantia, from arrogantem (nominative arrogans) "assuming, overbearing, insolent," present participle of arrogare "to claim for oneself, assume," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + rogare "ask, propose" (see rogation).

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