Examples of arrogance in a Sentence
- 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
- This kind of official arrogance is not new, of course, although it is perhaps more common in dictatorships than in democracies. —Ian Buruma, New York Times Book Review, 17 Sept. 2006
- Arrogance is, at once, what an athlete most needs and what fans least want to see. —Dan Le Batard, ESPN, 15 Mar. 2004
- A British expat who could have stepped out of a Graham Greene plot, Twyman makes an improbable Jamaican hero. His self-assurance borders on arrogance, particularly when something is not done precisely the way he would do it himself. —Barry Estabrook, Gourmet, July 2003
Her arrogance has earned her a lot of enemies.
We were shocked by the arrogance of his comments.
Recent Examples of arrogance from the Web
This is a curiously American posture that shows how exceptionalism sometimes looks like arrogance.
So if Spotify stock trades wildly in its opening days, or tanks in its opening months, McCarthy could end up as the poster child for Silicon Valley arrogance.
In the arrogance of power, officials forget that their legitimacy derives from the public's confidence.
England, although better prepared, than the United States, were still under prepared for their first World Cup and the arrogance of the FA had seen them not take it seriously enough.
His character, Philly Boy Roy, a frequent caller to The Best Show, almost too perfectly distills the misplaced arrogance of the sports fan with too much on the line and too much time on his hands.
To some, this self-confidence, lack of deference and sense of authority will be taken as arrogance.
Now Uber’s arrogance and blatant disregard for safety has set the industry back, and Uber needs to step aside so this technology can be properly developed by the dozens of companies that are acting in good faith.
From Matt Leinart to Kevin Kolb, from Derek Anderson to Max Hall, the team was exposed for their newfound arrogance, for believing the quarterback paled in comparison to a team’s competitive culture.
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assumption, bumptiousness, consequence, haughtiness, hauteur, high horse, huffiness, imperiousness, loftiness, lordliness, masterfulness, pomposity, pompousness, presumptuousness, pretense (or pretence), pretension, pretentiousness, self-importance, superciliousness, superiority;
cockiness, complacence, conceit, egoism, egotism, pride, pridefulness, self-assumption, self-centeredness, self-complacency, self-conceit, self-content, self-contentment, self-opinion, self-partiality, self-satisfaction, smugness, swelled head, vanity;
ARROGANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arrogance for English Language Learners
: an insulting way of thinking or behaving that comes from believing that you are better, smarter, or more important than other people
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