arrogant


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ar·ro·gant

 (ăr′ə-gənt)
adj.
1. Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
2. Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others: an arrogant contempt for the weak.

[Middle English arrogaunt, from Old French, from Latin arrogāns, arrogant-, present participle of arrogāre, to arrogate; see arrogate.]

ar′ro·gant·ly adv.
Synonyms: arrogant, haughty, disdainful, supercilious
These adjectives mean characterized by an inflated ego and disdain for what one considers inferior. One who is arrogant is overbearingly proud and demands excessive power or consideration: an arrogant and pompous professor, unpopular with students and colleagues alike. Haughty suggests superiority, as by reason of high status: "Her laugh was satirical, and so was the habitual expression of her arched and haughty lip" (Charlotte Brontë).
Disdainful emphasizes scorn or contempt: "Nor [let] grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, / The short and simple annals of the poor" (Thomas Gray).
Supercilious implies haughty disdain and aloofness: "Failure would confirm the critics who called him supercilious for following his own methods and not theirs" (Neal Bascomb).

arrogant

(ˈærəɡənt)
adj
having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance, merit, ability, etc; conceited; overbearingly proud: an arrogant teacher; an arrogant assumption.
[C14: from Latin arrogāre to claim as one's own; see arrogate]
ˈarrogance n
ˈarrogantly adv

ar•ro•gant

(ˈær ə gənt)

adj.
1. making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights.
2. characterized by or proceeding from arrogance: arrogant claims.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin arrogant-, s. of arro-gāns, orig. present participle of arrogāre. See arrogate]
ar′ro•gant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arrogant - having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pridearrogant - having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride; "an arrogant official"; "arrogant claims"; "chesty as a peacock"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

arrogant

arrogant

adjective
Overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance:
Translations
مُتَعَجْرِفمُتَكَبِّر، مُتَعَجْرِف، مُتَغَطْرِسمتكبر
арогантенарогантнаарогантно
arogantnídomýšlivýnafoukanýnamyšlenýopovážlivý
arroganthovenhovmodig
aroganta
ylimielinenjulkeakopearöyhkeä
arogantan
hrokafullur
横柄な
거만한
arogancijaarogantiškaiarogantiškas
augstprātīgsiedomīgs
nadutohol
arrogant
หยิ่งยโส
kiêu ngạo

arrogant

[ˈærəgənt] ADJarrogante, prepotente (esp LAm)

arrogant

[ˈærəgənt] adj [person] → arrogant(e)

arrogant

arrogant

[ˈærəgənt] adjarrogante

arrogant

(ˈӕrəgənt) adjective
extremely proud; thinking that one is much more important than other people.
ˈarrogantly adverb
ˈarrogance noun

arrogant

مُتَعَجْرِف arogantní arrogant arrogant υπεροπτικός arrogante ylimielinen arrogant arogantan arrogante 横柄な 거만한 arrogant arrogant arogancki arrogante заносчивый arrogant หยิ่งยโส kendini beğenmiş kiêu ngạo 傲慢的
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On the nights when he was at home, I could see his shadow on the blind, and it seemed to me an arrogant shadow.
Oh, see me lying, thou arrogant one, and imploring grace
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I wish it might happen oftener," said the visitor in his easy arrogant way.
The sky had an arrogant blue which goaded the nerves like a spur.
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Erstwhile worth-while fun and stunts seemed no longer worth while; and it was a torment to listen to the insipidities and stupidities of women, to the pompous, arrogant sayings of the little half-baked men.
He might bully as he pleased, and be arrogant beyond decency, and there was no one to say him nay.
in order to arrest this haughty, arrogant Titan who, true to his menace, threatens to scale my heaven.
Involuntarily he felt a joyful agitation at the thought of the humiliation of arrogant Austria and that in a week's time he might, perhaps, see and take part in the first Russian encounter with the French since Suvorov met them.