arrogance of power


noun

presumption on the part of a nation that its power gives it the right to intervene in the affairs of less powerful nations.

Nearby words

  1. arrière-ban,
  2. arrière-garde,
  3. arrière-pensée,
  4. arroba,
  5. arrogance,
  6. arrogant,
  7. arrogate,
  8. arrogation,
  9. arrondissement,
  10. arrow

Origin of arrogance of power

First recorded in 1965–70

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