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1. arrogant

adjective. ['ˈɛrəgənt'] having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride.

Synonyms

  • self-important
  • chesty

Antonyms

  • modest
  • unimpressive
  • frail

Etymology

  • arrogant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • arrogans (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Arrogant

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  • different
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  • important
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  • recent
  • self-dormant
  • significant
  • significant
  • unimportant
  • unpleasant
  • unrepentant
  • unrepentant

Example sentences of the word arrogant


1. Adjective
An arrogant boss usually wants you to feel intimidated or for you to slip up and make a mistake.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Each one presented a baffling mystery with no apparent motivation, which the arrogant but brilliant Holmes would solve.

Quotes containing the word arrogant


1. I suppose that one reason I have always detested religion is its sly tendency to insinuate the idea that the universe is designed with 'you' in mind or, even worse, that there is a divine plan into which one fits whether one knows it or not. This kind of modesty is too arrogant for me.
- Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

2. Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.
- G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

3. Would you like to borrow a pair of my panties to wave around at the next Council meeting to get the point across?”His eyes flashed. “Got any to spare?” I could’ve picked somebody rational. But no, I had to fall in love with this arrogant idiot. Come to the Keep with me, be my princess. Mourn me when your crazy dad kills me. Yeah, right.
- Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds

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