American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
- adj. Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others: an arrogant contempt for the weak. See Synonyms at proud.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Making or having the disposition to make unwarrantable claims of rank or estimation; giving one's self an undue degree of importance; aggressively haughty; full of assumption: applied to persons.
- Characterized by arrogance; proceeding from an overestimate of one's importance or superiority to others: applied to things: as, arrogant claims.
- Synonyms Authoritative, Magisterial, Dogmatic, etc. (see magisterial), proud, assuming, overbearing, presumptuous, supercilious, lordly, cavalier, important, swelling, blustering, grand, disdainful, overweening.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. 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.
- adj. Containing arrogance; marked with arrogance; proceeding from undue claims or self-importance; -- applied to things.
- adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
- From Old French arrogant, from Latin arrogāns, present active participle of arrogō. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English arrogaunt, from Old French, from Latin arrogāns, arrogant-, present participle of arrogāre, to arrogate; see arrogate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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