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
Flustered, he stands up on pointed toes, raises his chin and arrogantly
  flourishes his hand in the air.
Speak clearly and confidently but not stridently or arrogantly.
Any lingering questions were answered when he arrogantly claimed that he was
  being martyred.
It is payback time for an industry which arrogantly failed to build up
  political support when times were good.
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