1. Etymologically, to be arrogant is to make great claims about oneself.
2. It originated in the Latin compound verb arrogāre 'claim for oneself'.
- arrogance (n.)
- 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).
- 1. He has never exhibited the self-confidence, bordering on arrogance, of his predecessor.
- 2. Unconscious envy manifests itself very often as this kind of arrogance.
- 3. At times the arrogance of those in power is quite blatant.
- 4. He was a typical showman with a brashness bordering on arrogance.
- 5. I can't stand that man and his arrogance.
[ arrogance 造句 ]