Having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities: he’s arrogant and opinionated a typically arrogant assumption
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- They look a little deeper into the matter without being pompous, arrogant or patronising.
- Tip in Iceland and you will be seen as arrogant and patronising - and you might get hot soup in your lap.
- Friends of Hendrie say that some people consider him to be arrogant and superior.
haughty, conceited, hubristic, self-important, opinionated, egotistic, full of oneself, superior; overbearing, pompous, high-handed, swaggering, boastful, bumptious, blustering, patronizing, condescending, disdainful, contemptuous, imperious; proud, vain, immodest; lofty, lordly, snobbish, snobby, overweening, supercilious, smug; pretentious, affected; scornful, mocking, sneering, scoffing
informal hoity-toity, high and mighty, uppity, snooty, stuck-up, toffee-nosed, fancy-pants, snotty, jumped up, too big for one's boots, big-headed
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin arrogant- 'claiming for oneself', from the verb arrogare (see arrogate).
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- Mr Blair arrogantly takes a third term for granted.
- Those who exercise power arrogantly can be humbled.
- More and more governments are having to step in and override these magistrates who arrogantly refuse to take note of public disquiet.