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arrogance

ar·ro·gance

arrogance

 
 
pronunciation:
ae r gns
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition or quality of being arrogant; belief in one's superiority, or excessive pride.
It was his arrogance that made him believe she would marry him regardless of how he treated her.
synonyms:
egotism, haughtiness, self-importance
antonyms:
humility, modesty
similar words:
conceit, pride, self-assurance, self-confidence, snobbery, vanity
definition 2: disagreeable behavior resulting from this condition.
He was asked to leave because his arrogance was offending everyone.
synonyms:
hauteur, imperiousness, superciliousness
similar words:
braggadocio, condescension, contumely, disdain, insolence, pomposity
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derivation: arrogancy (n.)
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