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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With the snapping of her tail-shaft her life seemed suddenly to depart from her big body, and from a stubborn, arrogant existence she passed all at once into the passive state of a drifting log.
No one appeared to assume any arrogant pretensions.
It is a blessed consolation to be able to lay the misdoubtings of our arrogant nature at the thresh old of the dwelling-place of the Deity, from whence they shall be swept away, at the great opening of the portal, like the mists of the morning before the rising sun.