What does arrogance mean?

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  1. The act or habit of arrogating, or making undue claims in an overbearing manner; 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; lordliness; haughtiness; self-assumption; presumption.
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On a basic level I understand Mr. Lynch's statement but find that it reeks of arrogance.
The audacity and arrogance of that move has not been lost on the people of New Zealand.
In my opinion this sort of arrogance deserves to be rewarded by denying parole.
We are resented for our arrogance in assuming that people should speak English.
He is the prince of a southern political family, but without unusual arrogance or over-the-top airs of entitlement.
It is an appalling and chilling chronicle of arrogance, complacency and collusion.

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