Arrogance vs Selfishness - What's the difference?

arrogance | selfishness |


As nouns the difference between arrogance and selfishness

is that arrogance is 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 while selfishness is the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one's own interests before those of others.

arrogance

Alternative forms

* arrogaunce

Noun

(en-noun)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * See also .

    selfishness

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia selfishness)
  • the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one's own interests before those of others
  • Antonyms

    * selflessness