- offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride.
Origin of arrogance
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haughtiness, insolence, disdain.
humility, modesty, diffidence.
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Examples from the Web for arrogancy
When wealth and honours lead to arrogancy, this brings its evil on itself.Tao Teh King
Hard are the terms and measureless is the arrogancy of the king of Ashur.Jeremiah
I confess, indeed, that to compare myself unto him for aught I have yet said, were both impudency and arrogancy.The Anatomy of Melancholy
I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.The Witch Hypnotizer
Zena A. Maher
It condemns, as marks of "arrogancy and impiety," works of supererogation—that is, works over and above God's commandments.The Real Jesus of the Four Gospels
J. B. Atwater
Word Origin and History for arrogancy
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