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[mass noun] The quality of being arrogant:‘the arrogance of this man is astounding’
haughtiness, conceit, hubris, self-importance, egotism, sense of superioritypomposity, high-handedness, swagger, boasting, bumptiousness, bluster, condescension, disdain, contempt, imperiousnesspride, vanity, immodestyloftiness, lordliness, snobbishness, snobbery, superciliousness, smugnesspretension, pretentiousness, affectationscorn, mocking, sneering, scoffingpresumption, insolenceuppitiness, big-headednessView synonyms
- ‘The official media has stressed the culpability of the American side and the arrogance of its leaders.’
- ‘The audacity and arrogance of that move has not been lost on the people of New Zealand.’
- ‘The arrogance that Dawkins displayed is perhaps the root of all the hostility we see against science.’
- ‘From this side of the Channel, one can easily pour scorn on Gallic arrogance.’
- ‘Gone is the shameless arrogance and empire building of the previous incumbents.’
- ‘He is an unassuming man, devoid of arrogance, a few years too old to be called a prodigy.’
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