- The definition of arrogant is someone who is full of self-worth or self-importance and who tells and shows that they have a feeling of superiority over others.
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.
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin arrogans, present participle of arrogare, arrogate
- arrogantly adverb
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- 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. See Synonyms at proud.
Origin: Middle English arrogaunt, from Old French, from Latin arrogāns, arrogant-, present participle of arrogāre, to arrogate; see arrogate.
- arˈro·gant·ly adverb