arrogant

[ ar-uh-guhnt ]
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adjective
  1. making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud: an arrogant public official.

  2. characterized by or proceeding from arrogance, or a sense of superiority, self-importance, or entitlement: arrogant claims.

Origin of arrogant

1
First recorded in 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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Other words from arrogant

  • ar·ro·gant·ly, adverb
  • su·per·ar·ro·gant, adjective
  • su·per·ar·ro·gant·ly, adverb
  • un·ar·ro·gant, adjective
  • un·ar·ro·gant·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for arrogant

arrogant

/ (ˈærəɡənt) /


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

Origin of arrogant

1
C14: from Latin arrogāre to claim as one's own; see arrogate

Derived forms of arrogant

  • arrogance, noun
  • arrogantly, adverb

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