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arrogant Line breaks: ar¦ro|gant
Pronunciation: /ˈarəɡ(ə)nt/

Definition of arrogant in English:


Having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities: he’s arrogant and opinionated a typically arrogant assumption
More example sentences
  • 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.
proud, vain, immodest;
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).

  • This comes, via French, from Latin arrogare ‘to claim for oneself’.

Words that rhyme with arrogant

termagant • extravagant
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