AskDefine | Define arrogant

Dictionary Definition

arrogant adj : having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride; "an arrogant official"; "arrogant claims"; "chesty as a peacock" [syn: chesty, self-important]

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English

Etymology

From arrogans, present participle of arrogo.

Pronunciation

  • RP: /ˈærəgənt/

Adjective

  1. Having excessive pride in oneself.
    • 1878: The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions. - Friedrich Nietzsche, Wanting to be Loved.
    • 1987: Call me a braggart, call me arrogant. People at ABC (and elsewhere) have called me worse. But when you need the job done on deadline, you’ll call me. - Sam Donaldson, Hold On, Mr President!.

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Translations

having excessive pride

Danish

Adjective

arrogant

Dutch

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Adjective

arrogant

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

arrogant

German

Adjective

arrogant

Extensive Definition

Arrogance or arrogant may refer to:
In entertainment:
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, affected, arbitrary, aristocratic, artificial, assuming, assured, audacious, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, big, bloated, boastful, bold, bossy, brash, brassy, brazen, bumptious, cavalier, challenging, cheeky, clannish, cliquish, cocksure, cocky, cold, conceited, condescending, confident, contemptuous, contumelious, convinced, cool, daring, decided, defiant, defying, derisive, despotic, determined, dictatorial, disdainful, disregardful, domineering, egotistical, exclusive, familiar, feudal, forward, greatly daring, grinding, haughty, high and mighty, high-and-mighty, high-faluting, high-flown, high-handed, high-headed, high-nosed, highfalutin, hoity-toity, hubristic, imperative, imperial, imperious, impertinent, important, impudent, insolent, insulting, lofty, lordly, magisterial, magistral, mannered, masterful, monocratic, obtrusive, oppressive, overbearing, overconfident, overpresumptuous, overruling, oversure, overweening, patronizing, peremptory, persuaded, pert, poised, pompous, pontifical, positive, presuming, presumptuous, procacious, proud, puffy, purse-proud, pushy, reassured, regardless of consequences, repressive, saucy, scornful, secure, self-assertive, self-assured, self-confident, self-important, self-reliant, severe, showy, sneering, sniffy, snobbish, snobby, snooty, snotty, strict, stuck-up, stuffy, supercilious, superior, suppressive, sure, swaggering, toploftical, toplofty, tyrannical, tyrannous, unafraid, undoubting, unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering, uppish, uppity, upstage, vain, withering
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