What does arrogant mean?

arrogant meaning in General Dictionary

Making or obtaining the personality which will make inflated statements of ranking or estimation providing ones self an undue degree of importance assuming haughty applied to individuals

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  • having or showing thoughts of unwarranted importance regarding overbearing pleasure
  • generating, or getting the disposition in order to make, exorbitant statements of rank or estimation; offering an individual's self an excessive level of value; presuming; haughty; -- put on people.
  • Containing arrogance; marked with arrogance; proceeding from excessive statements or self-importance; -- placed on things; as, arrogant pretensions or behavior.

arrogant meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Old French arrogant (14c.), from Latin arrogantem (nominative arrogans) "assuming, overbearing, insolent," current participle of arrogare (see arrogance). Associated: Arrogantly.


arrogant - German to English

conceited

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  • arrogantly
  • assumptive
  • cocksure [pej.]
  • conceited
  • haughtily
  • haughty
  • high and mighty
  • jumped-up [coll.]
  • lordly
  • orgulous [archaic or literary] [haughty]
  • smug
  • supercilious
  • exceptional [haughty]
  • swaggering

arrogant - French to English

arrogant


arrogant meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Making, or getting the personality which will make, inflated statements of ranking or estimation; offering one's self an undue level of value; presuming; haughty; -- put on individuals.

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  • (a.) Containing arrogance; marked with arrogance; proceeding from excessive claims or self-importance; -- put on things; as, arrogant pretensions or behavior.

Sentence Examples with the word arrogant

Their arrogant contempt for our opinion is a national disgrace.

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