arrogance


ar·ro·gance

noun \ˈer-ə-gən(t)s, ˈa-rə-\

: an insulting way of thinking or behaving that comes from believing that you are better, smarter, or more important than other people

Full Definition of ARROGANCE

:  an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assumptions

Examples of ARROGANCE

  1. Her arrogance has earned her a lot of enemies.
  2. We were shocked by the arrogance of his comments.
  3. He was like a movie star at his high school reunion, muting his arrogance and trying to be a regular guy for old times' sake. He seemed to genuinely appreciate the honor. —Carlo Rotella, New York Times Sports Magazine, June 2008

Origin of ARROGANCE

(see arrogant)
First Known Use: 14th century

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