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arrogant

[ ar-uh-guhnt ]
/ ˈær ə gənt /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of arrogant

1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin arrogant- (stem of arrogāns) “presuming,” present participle of arrogāre.See arrogate, -ant

synonym study for arrogant

1. See proud.

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British Dictionary definitions for arrogant

arrogant
/ (ˈærəɡənt) /

adjective
having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance, merit, ability, etc; conceited; overbearingly proudan arrogant teacher; an arrogant assumption

Derived forms of arrogant

arrogance, nounarrogantly, adverb

Word Origin for arrogant

C14: from Latin arrogāre to claim as one's own; see arrogate
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