offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride.
When wealth and honours lead to arrogancy, this brings its evil on itself.
Tao Teh King Lao-Tze
Hard are the terms and measureless is the arrogancy of the king of Ashur.
Jeremiah Stefan Zweig
The arrogancy is within; the gasconade plays its “fantastic tricks before high heaven.”
Expositor’s Bible: The Epistles of St. John William Alexander
I confess, indeed, that to compare myself unto him for aught I have yet said, were both impudency and arrogancy.
The Anatomy of Melancholy Democritus Junior
I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
The Witch Hypnotizer Zena A. Maher
It condemns, as marks of “arrogancy and impiety,” works of supererogation—that is, works over and above God’s commandments.
The Real Jesus of the Four Gospels J. B. Atwater
But he was so far puffed up with arrogancy, as to go about to deprive us of our kingdom and life.
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various
c.1300, from Old French arrogance (12c.), from Latin arrogantia, from arrogantem (nominative arrogans) “assuming, overbearing, insolent,” present participle of arrogare “to claim for oneself, assume,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + rogare “ask, propose” (see rogation).
- Ars nova
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