- An example of arrogance is when a person thinks he is never wrong.
- An example of arrogance is believing you can surf when you have never been on the water in your life.
The definition of arrogance is when a person believes he or she is better than others and knows more than everyone else, or when a person believes he is capable of something he really isn't.
the quality or state of being arrogant; overbearing pride or self-importance
The state or quality of being arrogant; overbearing pride.
(usually uncountable, plural arrogances)
- 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.
Old French, from Latin arrogantia.
- The edge of arrogance surprised her.
- His uncle, who appears to have " taken his zeal for ambition," wrote him a severe letter, taking him to task for arrogance and pride, qualities which Bacon vehemently disclaimed.
- When the guardsman rose, the arrogance was gone from his face, replaced by anger.
- But his arrogance gave much offence.
- Jeffrey naturally declined to appoint a man who, in spite of some mathematical knowledge, had no special qualification, and administered a general lecture upon Carlyle's arrogance and eccentricity which left a permanent sense of injury.