KJV Dictionary Definition: arrogance


AR'ROGANCE, n. L. arrogantia, from arrogo, to claim; of ad and rogo, to beg, or desire. See Arrogate.

The act or quality of taking much upon one's self; 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; conceitedness; presumption.

I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease. Is. 13. 1Sam. 2. Pov. 8.


AR'ROGANCY, n. Arrogance. This orthography is less usual.



1. Assuming; making or having the disposition to make exorbitant claims of rank or estimation; giving one's self an undue degree of importance; haughty; conceited; applied to persons.

2. Containing arrogance; marked with arrogance; proceeding from undue claims of self importance; applied to things; as arrogant pretensions or behavior.


AR'ROGANTLY, adv. In an arrogant manner; with undue pride or self importance.


AR'ROGANTNESS, n. Arrogance. Little used.


AR'ROGATE, v.t. L. arrogo, of ad and rogo.

To assume, demand or challenge more than is proper; to make undue claims, from vanity or false pretensions to right or merit; as, the Pope arrogated dominion over kings.


AR'ROGATED, pp. Claimed by undue pretensions.


AR'ROGATING, ppr. Challenging or claiming more power or respect than is just or reasonable.


ARROGA'TION, n. The act of arrogating, or making exorbitant claims; the act of taking more than one is justly entitled to.


AR'ROGATIVE, a. Assuming or making undue claims and pretensions.