What does arrant mean?

arrant meaning in General Dictionary

Notoriously or preeumlminently bad thorough or downright in a poor feeling shameless unmitigated as an arrant rogue or coward

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  • 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.

arrant meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., variation of errant (q.v.); initially just derogatory, "wandering, vagrant;" after that (1540s) acquiring a meaning "thoroughgoing, downright, notorious."

arrant meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) infamously or preeminently bad; thorough or downright, in a poor good sense; shameless; unmitigated; as, an arrant rogue or coward.

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  • (a.) Thorough or downright, in good good sense.

Sentence Examples with the word arrant

He was only saved by his intellect and his fine nature from turning out an arrant prig.

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