Arrant meaning

ărənt
The definition of arrant is absolutely, completely or utterly.

When a statement is absolutely, completely ridiculous, the statement is an example of arrant nonsense.

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Completely such; thoroughgoing.

An arrant fool; the hotel's arrant luxury.

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That is plainly such; out-and-out; notorious.

An arrant fool.

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Arrant nonsense! [1708]

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Alternative spelling of errant.
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Origin of arrant

  • Variant of errant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of errant. Originally meaning wandering (errant), the term came to be an intensifier due to its use as an epithet, e.g. in the phrases "arrant thieves" and "arrant knaves" (i.e., wandering bandits).

    From Wiktionary