Arrant Definition

ărənt
adjective
arranter, arrantest
Completely such; thoroughgoing.
An arrant fool; the hotel's arrant luxury.
American Heritage
That is plainly such; out-and-out; notorious.
An arrant fool.
Webster's New World
The definition of arrant is absolutely, completely or utterly.
When a statement is absolutely, completely ridiculous, the statement is an example of arrant nonsense.
YourDictionary
Arrant nonsense! [1708]
Wiktionary

Alternative spelling of errant.

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Other Word Forms of Arrant

Adjective

Base Form:
arrant
Comparative:
arranter
Superlative:
arrantest

Origin of Arrant

  • 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

  • Variant of errant

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

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