from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having excessive pride in oneself, often with contempt for others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
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)
From Old French arrogant, from Latin arrogāns, present active participle of arrogō. (Wiktionary)