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ar·ro·gance

arrogance

 
 
pronunciation:
ae r gns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition or quality of being arrogant; having too much pride or belief in one's superiority.
It was his arrogance that made him believe he could treat his friend like a personal servant.
synonyms:
haughtiness
similar words:
pride, self-confidence, vanity
definition 2: disagreeable behavior resulting from this condition.
He was asked to leave because his arrogance was offending everyone.
derivation: arrogancy (n.)
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The word arrogance contains the following parts:
ar- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ar- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "r," such as "rang." See ad-.
rog, rogat Latin root that means ask
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.