Arrogance Ar"ro*gance, n. [F., fr. L. arrogantia, fr. arrogans. See {Arrogant}.] The act or habit of arrogating, or making undue claims in an overbearing manner; that species of pride which consists in exorbitant claims of rank, dignity, estimation, or power, or which exalts the worth or importance of the person to an undue degree; proud contempt of others; lordliness; haughtiness; self-assumption; presumption. [1913 Webster]

I hate not you for her proud arrogance. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Haughtiness; hauteur; assumption; lordliness; presumption; pride; disdain; insolence; conceit; conceitedness. See {Haughtiness}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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