[ ar-uhnt ]
/ ˈær ənt /
downright; thorough; unmitigated; notorious: an arrant fool.
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Origin of arrant
1350–1400; Middle English, variant of errant
OTHER WORDS FROM arrantar·rant·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH arrantarrant errant
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British Dictionary definitions for arrantly
/ (ˈærənt) /
utter; out-and-outan arrant fool
Derived forms of arrantarrantly, adverb
Word Origin for arrant
C14: a variant of errant (wandering, vagabond); sense developed from its frequent use in phrases like arrant thief (hence: notorious)
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