Definition of arrogance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈærəɡəns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈærəɡəns//
[uncountable] Describing unpleasant traits, Proud
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the behaviour of a person when they feel that they are more important than other people, so that they are rude to them or do not consider them He has a reputation for rudeness and intellectual arrogance. See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits, ProudExtra examples Gallacher replied with typical arrogance. It was the supreme arrogance of the killer which dismayed him. The man’s arrogance took her breath away.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: arrogance