What does arrogance mean?

arrogance meaning in General Dictionary

The work or habit of arrogating or making excessive statements in an overbearing manner that species of pride which is made up in exorbitant claims of rank self-esteem estimation or energy or which exalts the worth or importance of the individual to an undue level proud contempt of other people lordliness haughtiness self assumption presumption

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  • overbearing pleasure evidenced by an excellent way toward inferiors
  • The act or habit of arrogating, or making undue claims in an overbearing way; that species of pride which is made up in inflated statements of rank, self-esteem, estimation, or power, or which exalts the worth or significance of anyone to an excessive level; happy contempt of others; lordliness; haughtiness; self-assumption; presumption.

arrogance meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Old French arrogance (12c.), from Latin arrogantia, from arrogantem (nominative arrogans) "assuming, overbearing, insolent," current participle of arrogare "to claim for oneself, assume," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + rogare "ask, propose" (see rogation).


arrogance - French to English

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arrogance meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The act or habit of arrogating, or making excessive claims in an overbearing manner; that types of pleasure which consists in inflated statements of rank, dignity, estimation, or power, or which exalts the worth or significance of anyone to an undue level; proud contempt of other people; lordliness; haughtiness; self-assumption; presumption.


Sentence Examples with the word arrogance

The edge of arrogance surprised her.

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