- 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.
This man appears to be very arrogant.
Origin of arrogantMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin arrogans, present participle of arrogare, arrogate
- 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.