downright; thorough; unmitigated; notorious: an arrant fool.
wandering; errant.

1350–1400; Middle English, variant of errant

arrantly, adverb

arrant, errant.

1. thoroughgoing, utter, confirmed, flagrant. Unabridged
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arrant (ˈærənt)
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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Word Origin & History

late 14c., variant of errant (q.v.); at first merely derogatory, then (1550) acquiring a meaning "thoroughgoing, downright, notorious."
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Example sentences
To call it a manifest triumph would be arrant stinginess with words.
But more deplorable is his arrant and compulsive hypocrisy.
Contrary to appearances, the cause is not simply a sorry case of arrant self-righteousness.
Your insinuation that my experience is of no value because of advances in technology is arrant nonsense.
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