• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Arrogative Making undue claims and pretension; prone to arrogance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • arrogative Making undue claims and pretensions; arrogant.
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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.”


In literature:

What place is there then for intersectarian or ecclesiastical arrogance?
"The Conquest of Fear" by Basil King
His freedom from pride and arrogance was as marked as his fame was great.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
Vain and arrogant, he soon lost popularity and power.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
It was the idea of herself being deputy to the lovely, meddlesome, and arrogant Countess of Chell that had appealed to Clara.
"Tales of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
Marsham was, before long, hard put to it in argument, and very delicately and discreetly convicted of arrogance or worse.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
We are not His slaves, if we arrogate to ourselves the right of doing what we like with His possessions.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
We beat them hollow at drill; so hollow that we laughed arrogantly and loud.
"The Siege of Kimberley" by T. Phelan
You needn't be so arrogant.
"The Tree of Heaven" by May Sinclair
Sulla's arrogance is well characterized by his speech.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume II" by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
Each, he knew, was arrogantly impatient of his presence there.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
A foolish man, if he acquires wealth or woman's love, pride grows within him, but wisdom never: he goes on more and more arrogant.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
It was bold, perhaps even there was a suggestion of arrogance in it.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
He was arrogant, but his smile veiled the fault; you saw it best in a sleepy look he had.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
There was a certain hurried arrogance about his hind-legs, but it was only manner.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight to the blood.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
Men in the wrong, as a rule, are arrogant; and arrogance is generally in the majority.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Some poor devil who has not heard of Turner or Debussy or Dostoieffsky I gird at with the arrogance of a knowledgeable youth of 17.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
The calm heroism of his early character was changed into petulant arrogance.
"Heroines of the Crusades" by C. A. Bloss
He pulled her after him with a low chuckle of insolent arrogance.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
They are arrogant, imperious, absolute.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey

In poetry:

Mutual attention is implied,
And equal truth on either side,
And constantly supported;
‘Tis senseless arrogance to accuse
Another of sinister views,
Our own as much distorted.
"Friendship" by William Cowper
Rather like an octopus, but strange and sweet-myriad-limbed
Like a nude, like a rock-living, sweet-fleshed sea-anemone,
Flourishing from the rock in a mysterious arrogance.
"Bare Fig-Trees" by D H Lawrence
See Ayesha's bold son now with arrogance plead,
To obtain for his parent the pardon of love!
The damsel, indignant, abhors the base deed,
Still demanding her ruby, all diamonds above.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
He scorned false pretences and arrogant pride,
The follies of fashion he loved to deride;
But acknowledged true merit wherever 'twas shown,
By a serf in his hut, or a king on his throne.
"To The Memory of David Scott" by John Henry Kimble
Who'll come to help? Right here, at present, now!
Because the patient's weak, has lost his hold.
But, like the call of birds, my shouting fades
in emptiness: the world is arrogant and cold.
"Denunciation" by Marie Under
We had fed him six weeks, I gave him freedom,
He wandered over the foreland hill and returned in the evening, asking for death,
Not like a beggar, still eyed with the old
Implacable arrogance.
"Hurt Hawks" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

Now that Duke beat Carolina in football I'll have to brush up on my arrogance a bit early.
Azziz's arrogance is galling .
'Let Big Bob Know That His 'holier Than Thou', Pompous Ass, Arrogant, Self Righteous, Egotistical Attitude Lost His Beloved Morning Show A Listener Today'.
President Obama's Arrogance and Hyperbole Are Breathtaking.
France, a country famed for its arrogant waiters and proud taxi drivers, is finally getting fed up with rudeness.
Insecurity can be disguised by bullying, arrogance or power-mongering.
A year ago, Kanye West dropped his debut and made people believe that in 2004, humility would be the new arrogance in hip-hop.
Our readers sound off on 'faith-based arrogance,' dresses made of newsprint and the Waco Mammoth Site.
Why are today's teenagers and young adults more arrogant and conceited than previous generations.
When Washington considers waivers, arrogance is palpable .
The Clintons' plan presents the face of paternalistic liberalism, of government that is bullying because it is arrogant, and arrogant because it does not know what it does not know.
Football is governed by a lot of elaborate rules, but as its proprietors have discovered time and again, there's no penalty for arrogance.
Former Spur and current Dallas center Ian Mahinmi calls Lakers All-NBA guard Kobe Bryant "super arrogant" and says he's worse than LeBron James.
The Arrogance of Humanism by David Ehrenfeld Oxford University Press, 286 pp.
EPA's arrogant bias against coal shown.

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