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Webster 1913 Edition


Arrogant

Ar′ro-gant

,
Adj.
[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.
Shakespeare
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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Arrogant

AR'ROGANT

, a.
1.
Assuming; making or having the disposition to make exorbitant claims of rank or estimation; giving one's self an undue degree of importance; haughty; conceited; applied to persons.
2.
Containing arrogance; marked with arrogance; proceeding from undue claims of self importance; applied to things; as arrogant pretensions or behavior.

Definition 2022


arrogant

arrogant

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

arrogant (comparative more arrogant, superlative most arrogant)

  1. Having excessive pride in oneself, often with contempt or disrespect for others.
    • 1878, Friedrich Nietzsche, Wanting to be Loved:
      The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
    • 1987, Sam Donaldson, Hold On, Mr President!:
      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.

Usage notes

  • Said of people, statements, etc.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:arrogant

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Catalan

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ant

Adjective

arrogant m, f (masculine and feminine plural arrogants)

  1. arrogant

Derived terms


Danish

Adjective

arrogant

  1. arrogant

Inflection

Inflection of arrogant
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular arrogant 2
Neuter singular arrogant 2
Plural arrogante 2
Definite attributive1 arrogante
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

arrogant (comparative arroganter, superlative arrogantst)

  1. arrogant

Inflection

Inflection of arrogant
uninflected arrogant
inflected arrogante
comparative arroganter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial arrogant arroganter het arrogantst
het arrogantste
indefinite m./f. sing. arrogante arrogantere arrogantste
n. sing. arrogant arroganter arrogantste
plural arrogante arrogantere arrogantste
definite arrogante arrogantere arrogantste
partitive arrogants arroganters

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

arrogant m (feminine singular arrogante, masculine plural arrogants, feminine plural arrogantes)

  1. arrogant

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aʁoˈɡant/
  • Rhymes: -ant

Adjective

arrogant (not comparable)

  1. arrogant

Declension

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Latin

Verb

arrogant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of arrogō

Luxembourgish

Adjective

arrogant (masculine arroganten, neuter arrogant, comparative méi arrogant, superlative am arrogantsten)

  1. arrogant

Declension


Swedish

Adjective

arrogant

  1. arrogant

Declension

Inflection of arrogant
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular arrogant mer arrogant mest arrogant
Neuter singular arrogant mer arrogant mest arrogant
Plural arroganta mer arroganta mest arroganta
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 arrogante mer arrogante mest arrogante
All arroganta mer arroganta mest arroganta
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.