arrogant

[ar-uh-guhnt]
adjective
1.
making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud: an arrogant public official.
2.
characterized by or proceeding from arrogance, or a sense of superiority, self-importance, or entitlement: arrogant claims.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin arrogant- (stem of arrogāns) presuming, present participle of arrogāre. See arrogate, -ant

arrogantly, adverb
superarrogant, adjective
superarrogantly, adverb
unarrogant, adjective
unarrogantly, adverb


1. presumptuous, haughty, imperious, brazen. See proud.


1. meek. 2. modest, humble.
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arrogant (ˈærəɡənt)
 
adj
having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance, merit, ability, etc; conceited; overbearingly proud: an arrogant teacher; an arrogant assumption
 
[C14: from Latin arrogāre to claim as one's own; see arrogate]
 
'arrogance
 
n
 
'arrogantly
 
adv

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arrogant
late 14c., from O.Fr. arrogant, from L. arrogantem "assuming, overbearing, insolent," prp. of arrogare (see arrogance).
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Example sentences
It is very arrogant to think that humans can alter the course of nature.
He seemed petulant and cocky and arrogant.
Characterized by an authoritative, arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable
  principles.
In the public mind an arrogant profession has been humbled.
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