arrantly

arrant

[ar-uhnt]
adjective
1.
downright; thorough; unmitigated; notorious: an arrant fool.
2.
wandering; errant.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English, variant of errant

arrantly, adverb

arrant, errant.


1. thoroughgoing, utter, confirmed, flagrant.
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arrant (ˈærənt)
 
adj
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)]
 
'arrantly
 
adv

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arrant
late 14c., variant of errant (q.v.); at first merely derogatory, then (1550) acquiring a meaning "thoroughgoing, downright, notorious."
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