- making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud: an arrogant public official.
- characterized by or proceeding from arrogance, or a sense of superiority, self-importance, or entitlement: arrogant claims.
Origin of arrogant
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Examples from the Web for arrogant
Mizell called the Justice Department “arrogant” for bringing this frivolous case to the court.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era
November 15, 2014
Preening, arrogant, vindictive, and inexorable; awash with cash; corrupt; in bed with corporate America and big finance.Meet The Democrats’ Secret Savior Against Cuomo Corporatism
September 14, 2014
He struck many people there, at the time, not in retrospect, as arrogant and cold.When I Met Robin Williams in Afghanistan
August 20, 2014
All that would be tolerable if he were an arrogant jerk, or just plain dumb.Castro Street’s Hot Cop Is the Batman to Sexy Mug Shot Guy’s Joker
July 9, 2014
It was arrogant,” he says, adding, “If you go along with the status quo in South Carolina, you can break the law with impunity.T-Rav: The Reality TV Star Running for Senate in South Carolina
July 4, 2014
He has not half the arrogant bravery of the other, and can better hide his horns; that's all.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
"That there's where I stand," he stated, with arrogant self-assurance.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
"I care naught for others," he broke in, with harsh and arrogant contempt.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
You are too arrogant, Madonna, when you presume to judge what pleases God.The Strolling Saint
His kind is too arrogant, too self-confident to have recourse to untruth.Scaramouche
- having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance, merit, ability, etc; conceited; overbearingly proudan arrogant teacher; an arrogant assumption
Word Origin and History for arrogant
late 14c., from Old French arrogant (14c.), from Latin arrogantem (nominative arrogans) "assuming, overbearing, insolent," present participle of arrogare (see arrogance). Related: Arrogantly.