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
Their incompetence and arrogance during qualifying denied us our own display of delirious national pride like the ones in town squares across Europe, South America and, ugh, rival Mexico.
Yet the tone betrays neither effort nor arrogance — pride being a deadly sin for comedy.
Few countries have produced such arrogance and snobbishness as America.
The filmmakers’ sensible conclusion is that identity is the result of a complicated competition between heredity and environment, and that trying to fix the outcome is naïve arrogance at best and cruelty at worst.
But the actions of others, either through inexperience, ignorance, arrogance or sometimes outright illegality, can diminish or even ruin the day.
Throw in some outright human ignorance, a bit of arrogance plus some just plain bad luck, and the result can be dangerous and even deadly.
Brown’s postseason interview with the paper’s Jim Owczarski reinforced an off-putting arrogance the team has not earned.
There is pride in that, even arrogance, but there is also experience and truth.
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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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