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Definition of Arrogance


  1. The act or habit of arrogating, or making undue claims in an overbearing manner; that species of pride which consists in exorbitant claims of rank, dignity, estimation, or power, or which exalts the worth or importance of the person to an undue degree; proud contempt of others; lordliness; haughtiness; self-assumption; presumption.

Arrogance Quotations

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
John F. Kennedy

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
Sun Tzu

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
Samuel Butler

There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.
John C. Maxwell
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Arrogance Translations

arrogance in Dutch is arrogantie, aanmatiging
arrogance in Italian is arroganza, alterigia
arrogance in Latin is flatus, superbia
arrogance in Norwegian is hovmod

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