Notoriously or preeumlminently bad thorough or downright in a poor feeling shameless unmitigated as an arrant rogue or coward
- without certification; made use of informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
- Notoriously or preeminently bad; comprehensive or downright, in a bad feeling; shameless; unmitigated; because, an arrant rogue or coward.
- Thorough or downright, in a good good sense.
late 14c., variation of errant (q.v.); initially just derogatory, "wandering, vagrant;" after that (1540s) acquiring a meaning "thoroughgoing, downright, notorious."
(a.) infamously or preeminently bad; thorough or downright, in a poor good sense; shameless; unmitigated; as, an arrant rogue or coward.
- (a.) Thorough or downright, in good good sense.
He was only saved by his intellect and his fine nature from turning out an arrant prig.