From the Cambridge dictionary


the quality of being unpleasantly proud and behaving as if you are more important than, or know more than, other people:

  • He has a self-confidence that is sometimes seen as arrogance.
  • I was amazed by the breathtaking arrogance of the man!
  • Once he reached a position of power, he allowed himself to be taken over by greed and arrogance.
  • If you show total belief in your ability, it can be seen as arrogance.
  • The group talk with a charming lack of arrogance about their sudden rise to stardom.
  • The professor’s arrogance and vanity made her unpopular with colleagues and students alike.


From Merriam-Webster

Definition of arrogance

: an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assumptions


From Urban Dictionary


The assumption that ones self-worth is far superior to others. A false sense of pride. Foolishly believing that everyone is inferior to you, looks up to you, and should bow down to your graces.

Some famous figures with a great deal of arrogance; Tom Cruise, Oprah, Hitler.

Vegeta’s arrogance blinds him from the truth, that Kakarot(Goku) will always be stronger than him.

A common accusation after one is right, but no one likes the answer.

The arrogance of thinking the earth went around the sun resulted in Galileo being exiled.

The arrogance of questioning the intelligence of Saddam Hussein’s Weapons of Mass Destruction is tantamount to treason.


From etymonline


“a manifest feeling of superiority of one’s worth or importance, combined with contempt of others,” c. 1300, from Old French arrogance (12c.), from Latin arrogantia “presumption, pride, haughtiness,” abstract noun from arrogantem (nominative arrogans) “assuming, overbearing, insolent,” present participle of arrogare “to claim for oneself, assume,” from ad “to” (see ad-) + rogare “to ask, to propose (a law, a candidate); to ask a favor, entreat, request,” apparently a figurative use of a PIE verb meaning literally “to stretch out (the hand),” from root *reg- “move in a straight line.”

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