(n.) = arrogance ; hubris ; boastfulness ; snobbery ; haughtiness ; superciliousness ; chest-beating ; conceit ; self-conceit ; pretension ; condescension. Ex: That is a kind of, I would submit, bibliothecal arrogance on our part, a kind of intellectual elitism, if you will. Ex: The conference underscored the hubris behind the 'bigger is better' logic ALA has apparently embraced. Ex: For all their nationalistic boastfulness, the Spanish economy remained largely dependent on foreigners. Ex: Do we really need a book to tell us what snobbery is and how it infects all the nooks and crannies of society?. Ex: Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall. Ex: Whatever it is, humans are filled with superciliousness. Ex: It's really sad, when the primal chest-beating of leaders is what wins out and leads to unneccessary war and invasion. Ex: It's been hard to stomach the fool, with his conceit and his whining. Ex: Man's self-conceit and love of power are the cause of most of his troubles, sins and vices. Ex: He'd been popular earlier on but was now on thin ice with most members of our class due to his pretension and uppity manner. Ex: The inherent condescension of this passage will probably cause much grinding of the teeth of the county library staff members present at the meeting. ---- * andar con arrogancia = swagger ; strut ; strut + Posesivo + stuff. * con arrogancia = superciliously ; haughtily ; condescendingly ; patronisingly [patronizingly, -USA]. * tratar con arrogancia = condescend.