arrogant

[ar-uh-guhnt]

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.

Nearby words

  1. arrière-garde,
  2. arrière-pensée,
  3. arroba,
  4. arrogance,
  5. arrogance of power,
  6. arrogate,
  7. arrogation,
  8. arrondissement,
  9. arrow,
  10. arrow arum

Origin of arrogant

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

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British Dictionary definitions for arrogant

arrogant

adjective

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

Word Origin for arrogant

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

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Word Origin and History for arrogant

arrogant

adj.

late 14c., from Old French arrogant (14c.), from Latin arrogantem (nominative arrogans) "assuming, overbearing, insolent," present participle of arrogare (see arrogance). Related: Arrogantly.

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