from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
- adjective Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective 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.
- adjective Containing arrogance; marked with arrogance; proceeding from undue claims or self-importance; -- applied to things.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Having
excessive pridein oneself, often with contemptfor others.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei described what he called the arrogant policies of the Bush administration.
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says popular demands for change will put an end to the oppression of what he called "arrogant powers."
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As in previous years he criticized what he called the "arrogant powers" and suggested the United States and its western allies were to blame for global instability.
And he feels entitled to pass judgment on Cambridge cops or on pediatricians … As we learned in the campaign last year, "arrogant" is the new "uppity."
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Second, I agree that "arrogant" is a very appropriate description.
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