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arrogance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arrogance  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arrogance 
  n  :  overbearing  pride  evidenced  by  a  superior  manner  toward 
  inferiors  [syn:  {haughtiness},  {lordliness}] 




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