From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- Having excessive pride.
- 1878: The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions. - Friedrich Nietzsche, Wanting to be Loved.
- 1987: Call me a braggart, call me arrogant. People at ABC (and elsewhere) have called me worse. But when you need the job done on deadline, you’ll call me. - Sam Donaldson, Hold On, Mr President!.
- The act or habit of arrogating, or making undue claims in an overbearing manner; that species of pride which consists in exorbitant claims of rank, dignity, estimation, or power, or which exalts the worth or importance of the person to an undue degree; proud contempt of others; lordliness; haughtiness; self-assumption; presumption. Closely related to the act of arrogating.
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