(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. haughtiness, self-importance; insolence, presumptuousness. See severity, vanity.Ant., modesty, humility.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. pride, self-importance, presumption, hauteur (French), disdain, hubris, swagger, pomposity, contemptuousness, reserve, overbearingness, domineeringness, insolence, priggishness, smugness, vanity, overconfidence, air of superiority, braggadocio, superciliousness, audacity, haughtiness, aloofness, display, ostentation, vainglory, vaingloriousness, egotism, ego, conceit, self-love, airs, pretension, pretense, snobbishness, patronization, nerve*, high-and-mightiness*, cheek*, stiff neck*, snootiness*, uppityness*, high horse*.
Ant. modesty*, humility, shyness.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
conceit, imperiousness, haughtiness, overconfidence, snobbery, hauteur, hubris, airs, cockiness, insolence, swaggering pomposity, egotism, presumption, condescension.
ANT.: modesty, humility
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality of being arrogant: haughtiness, hauteur, insolence, loftiness, lordliness, overbearingness, presumption, pride, pridefulness, proudness, superciliousness, superiority. See ATTITUDE.

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