Adjective "Arrogant" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.
  1. 'a typically arrogant assumption'
  2. 'I wouldn't be so arrogant as to say people don't understand the good things we are doing in this area.'
  3. 'If that doesn't work, he will simply dismiss criticism with an arrogant shrug.'
  4. 'He said it was arrogant to suggest residents should move to a quieter area.'
  5. 'As we continue to fight this war almost alone, it is hard to estimate how costly that arrogant decision was.'
  6. 'To the country, it would suggest that an arrogant elite was simply arranging the transfer of power.'
  7. 'Yet the arrogant decision to hide these documents away has left a festering sore which has never healed.'
  8. 'Those who worked with Cameron found him arrogant and unyielding to pressure to alter the course he had set.'
  9. 'It is the preference and importance given to the male child that makes him arrogant.'
  10. 'Alex, who is rather arrogant and unpleasant, begins to receive strange text messages.'
  11. 'They look a little deeper into the matter without being pompous, arrogant or patronising.'


1. making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud: an arrogant public official.

2. characterized by or proceeding from arrogance, or a sense of superiority, self-importance, or entitlement: arrogant claims.

More examples(as adjective)

"pickups can be arrogant in ways."

"people can be arrogant in days."

"people can be arrogant in beginnings."

"people can be arrogant about battles."

"pairs can be arrogant to points."

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Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin arrogant- ‘claiming for oneself’, from the verb arrogare (see arrogate).