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downright, thorough, unmitigated, notorious, utter, confirmed, flagrant: an arrant playboy
Not to be confused with:
errant – deviating from the proper course; straying; moving aimlessly: an errant breeze
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Completely such; thoroughgoing: an arrant fool; the hotel's arrant luxury.
[Variant of errant.]
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utter; out-and-out: an arrant fool.
[C14: a variant of errant (wandering, vagabond); sense developed from its frequent use in phrases like arrant thief (hence: notorious)]
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downright; thorough: an arrant fool.
[1350–1400; Middle English, variant of errant]
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arrant- Means "complete, utter," as in arrant knave, "an extremely untrustworthy individual."
See also related terms for utter.
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|Adj.||1.||arrant - without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"|
double-dyed, sodding, utter, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, staring, perfect, pure, everlasting, consummate, complete, stark, gross
unmitigated - not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"
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adjective total, complete, extreme, absolute, gross, notorious, utter, outright, thorough, infamous, rank, blatant, monstrous, vile, downright, atrocious, out-and-out, flagrant, egregious, unmitigated, undisguised, thoroughgoing, deep-dyed (usually derogatory) That's the most arrant nonsense I've ever heard.
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1. Completely such, without qualification or exception:
absolute, all-out, complete, consummate, crashing, damned, dead, downright, flat, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plain, pure, sheer, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unbounded, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified, unrelieved, unreserved, utter.
Chiefly British: blooming.
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