arrogance

Arrogance is proud's meaner cousin. It suggests a selfishness and blindness to others. If you think your tennis game is so good that you don't practice, your arrogance might cause you a loss to a newer player.

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
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n overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

Synonyms:
haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness
Types:
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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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