- 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 arrogantly
On the other hand, the success of the Olympics could be arrogantly misused by English politicians.Take a Bow, London: The Olympics Were a Triumph
August 13, 2012
The rejectionist absolutism of Morris and others is simplistic, a-historical, full of inaccuracies and arrogantly one-sided.A Second Response to Benny Morris
April 24, 2012
He had told her then, arrogantly, that she'd need him some day.Wanderer of Infinity
He rose from the table, bowing grandly, superbly, arrogantly.In Kings' Byways
Stanley J. Weyman
By the tenth year of his freedom he was arrogantly out of debt.The heart of happy hollow
Paul Laurence Dunbar
When the latter so arrogantly assumed the command, Hiens became very restive, and was waiting for an opportunity to dethrone him.
"It wouldn't 'ave happened if I'd been there," he observed, arrogantly.At Sunwich Port, Complete
- 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 arrogantly
late 14c., from Old French arrogant (14c.), from Latin arrogantem (nominative arrogans) "assuming, overbearing, insolent," present participle of arrogare (see arrogance). Related: Arrogantly.