• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Arrogancy Arrogance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n arrogancy The quality of being arrogant; arrogance: as, “presumptuous arrogancy,”
    • n arrogancy A piece of arrogance; an arrogant act.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Arrogancy undue assumption of importance
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  • Bible
    “Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. [I Corinthians]”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “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.”
  • Edgar Z. Friedenberg
    Edgar Z. Friedenberg
    “It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to.”
  • Rachel Carson
    Rachel Carson
    “The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “The exercise of power in this century has meant for all of us in the United States not arrogance, but agony.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. arrogāread, to, rogāre, -ātum, to ask, to claim.


In literature:

For more than three centuries your great, gleaming cities have been impregnable in all their arrogant visibility.
"The Airlords of Han" by Philip Francis Nowlan
Or an innocent arrogance akin to Mrs. Oglethorpe's when she is looking her dowdiest.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Ignorance is always more or less arrogant.
"The Mystery of a Turkish Bath" by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
Taverns with a nobler sign and more arrogant aspect obscure its simpler merits.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
To women that arrogance even added to his interest.
"Young Hilda at the Wars" by Arthur Gleason
For a system which arrogates to itself absolute truth, this is a meagre showing.
"The Arena" by Various
There was no boasting, no arrogance, no animosity.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
At first Sight, Arrogance has the Appearance of Ability; but, upon a nearer View, I can discover Ignorance in Masquerade.
"Observations on the Florid Song" by Pier Francesco Tosi
Waldemar Daae was arrogant and conceited, but also he had a great deal of knowledge.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
He had many faults, but the worst features of his character were that he was proud, arrogant and cruel.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
Philip began to be jealous of Richard's superior power, and to be alarmed at his assuming and arrogant demeanor.
"Richard I" by Jacob Abbott
Are other people's spiritual affairs of no account, or do we arrogate to ourselves a monopoly of such matters?
"Pan-Islam" by George Wyman Bury
His attitude was arrogant.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
Their rule was brutal and arrogant in the extreme.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
He was petty, too, and narrow, and arrogantly sure of his own small measures.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Cromwell mounted the steps with a slow gait and an arrogant figure.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
But, says Mr. Watkinson, she was arrogant and censorious.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Just as the poor are arrogant, so also are the old ones ignorant, and they are not to be distinguished from the youths.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
He resented her arrogance, and a few months after the marriage he gave her cause for jealousy, and disputes arose.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
He wanted to snatch his hands apart, ripping the paper, destroying the tranquil, arrogant features.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp

In poetry:

RIBERA (aside, seating himself slowly).
Curse his swollen arrogance! Doth he imagine
I waited leave of him?
(Luca uncovers the picture).
"The Spagnoletto. Act III" by Emma Lazarus
But when, through the noon's blind heat,
The arrogant bee flaunts by,
She yields him her heart's hid sweet,
And he leaves her alone, to die.
"The Way Of Love" by Edith Nesbit
I marked the Arctic arrogance
With which he faced his foemen bold.
Bleak was his mien; clay-cold his glance.
Some vowed his very feet were cold.
"The Impervious Iceberg" by C J Dennis
With measureless nonchalance and pride,
You take the humming bird's caress;
The brown melodious bee must bide
Your haughty, arrogant willfulness!
"The Tulip (Caveat regina)" by Maurice Thompson
Your brittle, super-sensual arrogance
Tosses the crape of red across your brow and down your
As you draw yourself upon yourself in insistence.
"Turkey-Cock" by D H Lawrence
Then answered Jove, "What arrogance is thine.
What to thy riches have been added now,
Oh god of the mad waves,
To make thy foolish boasting rise so high?"
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =Fifth Dialogue=." by Giordano Bruno

In news:

Says MC director's words were sign of arrogance .
No room for arrogance , pride.
It's good that Americans want to help, but ignoring the role and authority of local leaders and activists isn't just insulting and arrogant , it neglects the people who are the most likely to come up with a solution to the conflict.
Facebook's IPO: A study in arrogance .
There is a brand of liberalism – typified by Cassidy and some of his colleagues – that is sneering, morally arrogant , and condescending toward, among others, people of faith.
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday said Newt Gingrich showed " arrogance " by suggesting he and Perry drop out of the race.
Aston Martin owner shamed for arrogant parking job.
If the Eagles did something coldhearted or tone-deaf or just plain arrogant, Banner got the blame.
I'm not referring to hubris or arrogance, but someone who understands his or her ability and is not afraid to use it.
My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields Reflects on His 'Arrogance.
Arrogant Regents Should Step Aside.
In fact, the whole concept seemed a little arrogant to him.
This is the most horrible, ill-conceived, arrogant traffic plan the Department of Transportation has come up with yet.
At the hearing, prosecutors said Denman was arrogant and had used religion and the safety of the Victory Christian Center to prey on young girls .
I find Don Patterson's (assistant director of the Finance Department) remarks about the parking both arrogant and insulting ("Feeling the parking pinch," Oct 3).

In science:

Dembski’s arrogant remark that I and other critics of his work lack qualification to judge his paper does not sound convincing given his own insufficient familiarity with the literature in the field where he is supposed to offer important new results. Here starts my review of Bennett’s paper.
Defining Complexity: A Commentary to a paper by Charles H. Bennett
Being deeply concerned by the evident and arrogant injustice of this politics, I want to express, as a mathematician, my opposition to this choice, together with my solidariety to all those who are fighting every day to make the science survive, even in these hard times, for the present and future generations.
The R-matrix for (twisted) affine quantum algebras