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
The arrogance, egotism and malfeasance of these players has potentially sabotaged an entire season.
Yet to Lewis's surprise, America adored him—his skinny suits, his pink dress shirts, his supreme arrogance.
This is an indefensible shred of arrogance and greed on the part of the NFL that has continued unchecked for at least two decades, maybe three.
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If he was banned from boxing after the first incident, people wouldn't have to be dealing with his over-the-top arrogance on a global stage.
Engaged in a power struggle with President Andrew Johnson and marching toward impeachment, representatives viewed the purchase as one more example of arrogance and overreach by the administration.
Arrogance makes people think harassment and even assault is ok.
The assassin community is tired of his arrogance and habit of stealing jobs, so a group of eccentric killers from across the globe come together to set the perfect trap.
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Synonymsassumption, bumptiousness, consequence, haughtiness, hauteur, high horse, huffiness, imperiousness, loftiness, lordliness, masterfulness, peremptoriness, pomposity, pompousness, presumptuousness, pretense (or pretence), pretension, pretentiousness, self-consequence, self-importance, superciliousness, superiority, toploftiness
Antonymshumility, modesty, unassumingness, unpretentiousness
Related Wordsauthoritativeness, bossiness, bowwow, brag, dominance, high-handedness; condescension, disdain, scorn; chest-thumping, inflation, self-assertion, side [chiefly British], snobbery, snobbishness, snobbism, snootiness; attitude, cheek, cheekiness, impertinence, impudence, sauciness; boastfulness, bombast, braggadocio, bravado, strut, swagger, triumphalism, vaingloriousness, vainglory; 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; superiority complex
Near Antonymsbashfulness, demureness, retiringness, shyness; diffidence, self-distrust, self-doubt, timidity, timidness; lowliness, meekness, mousiness, passiveness, passivity, submissiveness; quietness, reserve, reservedness
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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