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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 non-arrogancy
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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