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arrogant

ar·ro·gant

arrogant

 
pronunciation:
ae r gnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having an attitude of inflated self-importance; haughty.
These wealthy and arrogant foreigners had lived in the country for years without attempting to learn a word of the native language.
 
synonyms:
egotistic, haughty, self-important
antonyms:
humble, meek, modest
similar words:
cavalier, conceited, domineering, lofty, overbearing, overconfident, overweening, pompous, pretentious, proud, self-assured, stuck-up, supercilious, uppity, vain
definition 2: of or pertaining to such an attitude.
The spoiled young prince was noted for his arrogant behavior.
synonyms:
imperious, overbearing, presumptuous, supercilious
antonyms:
modest
similar words:
cavalier, contemptuous, disdainful, domineering, high-handed, insolent, lordly, pompous, scornful, superior
derivation: arrogantly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word arrogant contains the following parts:
ar- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ar- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "r," such as "rang." See ad-.
rog, rogat Latin root that means ask
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.