Definition of arrogance in English:



  • [mass noun] The quality of being arrogant:

    ‘the arrogance of this man is astounding’
    • ‘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.’
    haughtiness, conceit, hubris, self-importance, egotism, sense of superiority
    pomposity, high-handedness, swagger, boasting, bumptiousness, bluster, condescension, disdain, contempt, imperiousness
    pride, vanity, immodesty
    loftiness, lordliness, snobbishness, snobbery, superciliousness, smugness
    pretension, pretentiousness, affectation
    scorn, mocking, sneering, scoffing
    presumption, insolence
    uppitiness, big-headedness
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