- downright; thorough; unmitigated; notorious: an arrant fool.
- wandering; errant.
Origin of arrant
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Related Words for arrantabsolute, blatant, glaring, notorious, out-and-out, unmitigated, unregenerate
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Historical Examples of arrant
"I'm afraid you're an arrant little coquette," said Katherine indulgently.Viviette
William J. Locke
But they are all arrant cowards, and fear to approach me—fear even to come into this wood.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
This made me think that my correspondent was an arrant block-head.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
If the old woman has got any arrant at all, it's likely it's to your mother and me.
He was an arrant coward like the most of his downtrodden race.Tess of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
- utter; out-and-outan arrant fool
Word Origin for arrant
Word Origin and History for arrant
late 14c., variant of errant (q.v.); at first merely derogatory, "wandering, vagrant;" then (1540s) acquiring a meaning "thoroughgoing, downright, notorious."