haughtiness

as in arrogance
an exaggerated sense of one's importance that shows itself in the making of excessive or unjustified claims it was surprising to see such haughtiness in someone who had come from such humble origins

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“Haughtiness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/haughtiness. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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