Origin of arrogantMiddle English and Old French from Classical Latin arrogans, present participle of arrogare, arrogate
This man appears to be very arrogant.
An example of arrogant is when a guy on a date brags about himself all night, acting like he is the best thing to ever happen to a woman.
- Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
- Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others: an arrogant contempt for the weak.
Origin of arrogantMiddle English arrogaunt from Old French from Latin arrogāns arrogant- present participle of arrogāre to arrogate ; see arrogate .
(comparative more arrogant, superlative most arrogant)
- Said of people, statements, etc.
From Old French arrogant, from Latin arrogāns, present active participle of arrogō.
- Is he arrogant enough to think that?
- She is far too arrogant to learn the error of her ways.
- Are you arrogant enough to say that you have no need for help?
- Is it arrogant to assume that all doctors are in it for the money?
- The arrogant questions were rendered ineffective.