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Meaning of ARROGANCE

Pronunciation:  'aruguns

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

ARROGANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: haughtiness, highhandedness, lordliness
 See Also: condescension, disdainfulness, domineeringness, hubris, imperiousness, overbearingness, pride, snobbery, snobbishness, superciliousness, superiority



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

      I hate not you for her proud arrogance.  --Shak.

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

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