arrogance

Arrogance is overbearing pride or haughtiness. If your friends are constantly complaining about your arrogance, you might want to lose the haughty attitude and try to be more humble.

Arrogance comes from the Latin arrogans which means overbearing. If you show arrogance, your pride is overbearing and offensive to others. Arrogance can also be attributed to corporations who fail to take consumer opinion into account and to nations that seem to do whatever they want with no regard for other countries.

Definitions of arrogance
  1. noun
    overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
    synonyms: haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness
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    condescension, disdainfulness, superciliousness
    the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
    contemptuousness
    the manifestation of scorn and contempt
    hubris
    overbearing pride or presumption
    domineeringness, imperiousness, overbearingness
    the trait of being imperious and overbearing
    superiority
    displaying a sense of being better than others
    snobbery, snobbishness, snobbism
    the trait of condescending to those of lower social status
    clannishness, cliquishness, exclusiveness
    tendency to associate with only a select group
    type of:
    pride, superbia
    unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
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