Arrogance definition

ărə-gəns
The quality or state of being arrogant; overbearing pride or self-importance.
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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.
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The state or quality of being arrogant; overbearing pride.
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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.

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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
arrogance
Plural:
arrogances

Origin of arrogance

  • Old French, from Latin arrogantia.

    From Wiktionary