arrogance arrogance  /ˈɛ rə ɡəns/


  • (n) overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors


  1. This is a very good column today by David Ignatius, a reminder of an essential flaw in the Bush Administration's foreign policy--the neo-colonialist arrogance.
  2. Anyone who knows me well will tell you that arrogance is one of my flaws.
  3. This is a presidency that has wobbled between those two poles overweening arrogance and paralytic incompetence.


  1. Lessons from the linescore: Learning from the plodding pitchers, who succeed without "stuff"

    I had the stuff. I just didn't have the heart. Or, more precisely, I always had the stuff, which was why I never had the heart. I didn't need it. Then, in the arrogance of youth, with those early years of effortless success in Little League, American Legion, and high school, all the no-hitters and one-hitters and bushels of strikeouts, I felt indomitable. Eventually, however, when it all went ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. ‘Billionaire’s Apprentice’ Follows Rajat Gupta’s Downfall

    The Galleon Group insider-trading scandal involving Raj Rajaratnam and Rajat Gupta featured arrogance, greed and, ultimately, prosecution. To Anita Raghavan, whose riveting new book tells the story in meticulous detail, that’s a sign that Indian-Americans have finally arrived.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Senate's immigration 'gang' will bungle guest worker quotas (Column)

    The late Sen. J.W. Fulbright of Arkansas warned 40 years ago about the "arrogance of power," but it is alive and well in the U.S. Senate today. The world's greatest deliberative body has devolved to an order run by self-appointed "gangs" who seek to run the country without the nuisance of committees, other less important senators, or public input.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Register Citizen


  1. But Senator McConnell said: "The fundamental point I want to make is the arrogance of all this. You know, they are saying, `Ignore the wishes of the American people. We know more about this than you do, and we're going to jam it down your throats no...
    on Feb 22, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: The Australian

  2. "We know all across America right now there is a lot of anger," Palin said. "There is anger about the insider dealings of lobbyists and anger about the greed on Wall Street and anger about the arrogance of the Washington elite and anger about...
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: ABC News

  3. "That's the height of arrogance," said Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. "He is the CEO of BP and he testified in Washington before congressional committee the other day. Now he's gone over to be on his yacht over in England. I can tell you that...
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Richard Shelby Source: FOXNews

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