arrogant

[ ar-uh-guhnt ]
/ ˈær ə gənt /

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.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!

Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM arrogant

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for arrogant

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012