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Meaning of ARROGANT

Pronunciation:  'arugunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride; "an arrogant official"; "arrogant claims"; "chesty as a peacock"
 

ARROGANT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: chesty, proud, self-important
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ar"ro*gant\, a. [F. arrogant, L. arrogans, p. pr. of
arrogare. See {Arrogate}.]
1. Making, or having the disposition to make, exorbitant
   claims of rank or estimation; giving one's self an undue
   degree of importance; assuming; haughty; -- applied to
   persons.

         Arrogant Winchester, that haughty prelate. --Shak.

2. Containing arrogance; marked with arrogance; proceeding
   from undue claims or self-importance; -- applied to
   things; as, arrogant pretensions or behavior.

Syn: Magisterial; lordly; proud; assuming; overbearing;
     presumptuous; haughty. See {Magisterial}.

 
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