extreme pride or overconfidence, often in combination with arrogance

Arrogance (also called Hubris) indicates strong pride or acting extremely self-important. In particular, a loss of contact with reality and overestimating one's own competence or capability.[1]

Arrogance is also associated with lack of humility and love toward oneself. Examples include making oneself far more important than others or superiority. Children raised around arrogance may be arrogant themselves.[2]

Arrogance is usually detrimental and fosters a negative-minded culture.[3] Some sources, however, also indicate arrogance means taking and receiving pride with one's work.[4]

Arrogance is different from confidence. Arrogance may be associated with insecurity. Confidence has an association with improving and examining one's own weaknesses.[5]


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