arrogance

[ ar-uh-guhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF arrogance

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARROGANCE

In the arrogance of his heart he said, "I can defy the future."

"Come on over to the hammock," he commanded, with all the arrogance of a lover.

Also they are of a social, gracious disposition, equally free from cowardice and arrogance.

And there was a world of arrogance in the way he said, “I own the land.”

The sneer passed out of his face, the arrogance out of his demeanour.

Far, indeed, from it, I found no arrogance or coldness in her.

We cannot put it away, and when we make the attempt we are punished for our pride and arrogance.

He was blinded by his arrogance to think that he could stand against the hosts of Heaven.

The arrogance, the cold imperiousness of the message struck him dumb with amazement.

"I am Monna Valentina's captain here," he announced, with arrogance.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French arrogance (12c.), from Latin arrogantia, from arrogantem (nominative arrogans) "assuming, overbearing, insolent," present participle of arrogare "to claim for oneself, assume," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + rogare "ask, propose" (see rogation).

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