- arrogance of power,
Origin of arrogance
Examples from the Web for arrogance
The pontiff blasts the selfishness, arrogance and detachment of the cardinals in Rome.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doar agreed that this was a case about “arrogance,” but not of the 1,600 voters now disenfranchised, or of the Justice Department.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People who know him speak of a relaxed and charming man, remarkably free of arrogance or unpleasantness.
He developed a reputation for principled independence that others sometimes saw as arrogance.From The Square Deal to The New Deal: The Overlapping Political Identities of TR and FDR|John Avlon|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Everything she says is wrong, and the arrogance… The Kardashians are the gift that keeps on giving.
The squire's pride was being slowly undermined, his arrogance seemed almost a contemptible thing.The Squire's Daughter|Silas K(itto) Hocking
While terrified leaders passed from arrogance or thoughtlessness to dejection and confusion, the blow was being struck.Battle Studies|Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
It is the undue humility of some and the arrogance and polemical tendency of others that prevent good general conversation.Conversation|Mary Greer Conklin
But Marthasa's smugness and arrogance had not deserted him once since the beginning of this leg of the trip.Cubs of the Wolf|Raymond F. Jones
However, I easily saw it would all be vain, and would only fortify him in his arrogance.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume I (of 2)|John Hill Burton
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).