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arrant

[ ar-uhnt ]
/ ˈær ənt /
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adjective

downright; thorough; unmitigated; notorious: an arrant fool.
wandering; errant.

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Origin of arrant

1350–1400; Middle English, variant of errant
ar·rant·ly, adverb
arrant , errant
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  • Twice her lips moved to the verge of speech; yet, caught so arrantly in the act, she was unable to phrase any passing thought.

  • You make me feel that I have been driving you—arrantly egotistic.

    The Dull Miss Archinard|Anne Douglas Sedgwick

British Dictionary definitions for arrant

arrant
/ (ˈærənt) /

adjective

utter; out-and-outan arrant fool
arrantly, adverb
C14: a variant of errant (wandering, vagabond); sense developed from its frequent use in phrases like arrant thief (hence: notorious)
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