arrogantly


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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).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.arrogantly - in an arrogant mannerarrogantly - in an arrogant manner; "in the old days she had been harsh and stiff ; afraid of her husband and yet arrogantly proud that she had a husband strong and fierce enough to make her afraid"
Translations
بِتَكَبُّـر، بِعَجْرَفَة، بِغَطْرَسَه
arogantně
hoventhovmodigt
arogantno
öntelten
meî hroka
arogantne
nadutooholo
azametlekibirle

arrogantly

[ˈærəgəntlɪ] ADVcon arrogancia, con prepotencia (esp LAm)

arrogantly

[ˈærəgəntli] adv [claim] → avec arrogance

arrogantly

advarrogant; the group had rather arrogantly assumed themselves to be in commanddie Gruppe hatte arroganterweise or anmaßenderweise angenommen, dass sie das Kommando hätte

arrogantly

[ˈærəgəntlɪ] advin modo arrogante

arrogant

(ˈӕrəgənt) adjective
extremely proud; thinking that one is much more important than other people.
ˈarrogantly adverb
ˈarrogance noun
References in classic literature ?
It made his great nose protrude more arrogantly; it emphasized his cheekbones; it made his eyes seem larger.
If the observer had then specially directed his attention to one of the more humble and less brilliant of these stellar bodies, a star of the fourth class, that which is arrogantly called the Sun, all the phenomena to which the formation of the Universe is to be ascribed would have been successively fulfilled before his eyes.
"Monsieur," said he, "we are no longer on board the king's fleet, where, in virtue of your order, you spoke so arrogantly to me, just now."
"Monsieur," replied the officer, "I did not speak arrogantly to you; I simply, but rigorously, obeyed instructions.
They bore their religion arrogantly. The closeness of their connection with the church made them adopt a slightly dictatorial attitude to the rest of mankind.
He was too strongly possessed with passionate rebellion against this inherited blot which had been thrust on his knowledge to reflect at present whether he had not been too hard on Bulstrode--too arrogantly merciless towards a man of sixty, who was making efforts at retrieval when time had rendered them vain.
There was a Delhi embroidered waistcoat to slip over a milky white shirt, fastening to the right, ample and flowing; green pyjamas with twisted silk waist-string; and that nothing might be lacking, russia-leather slippers, smelling divinely, with arrogantly curled tips.
This was the case more specifically with a phenomenon at last quite frequent for him in the upper rooms, the recognition - absolutely unmistakeable, and by a turn dating from a particular hour, his resumption of his campaign after a diplomatic drop, a calculated absence of three nights - of his being definitely followed, tracked at a distance carefully taken and to the express end that he should the less confidently, less arrogantly, appear to himself merely to pursue.
CROATIA coach Slaven Bilic has accused England's players of arrogantly expecting to "cruise" to Euro 2008 qualification.
Herbert Prohaska last night arrogantly declared that his Austrian team are favourites to win Scotland's World Cup qualifying group.
It accused lottery quangos of "arrogantly" refusing to tell the public where money is spent.
TRIGGER-happy cranks in the US arrogantly defend a constitutional right to bear arms to defend themselves.