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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French arrogant, from Latin arrogāns, present active participle of arrogō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈæɹəɡənt/
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AdjectiveEdit

arrogant (comparative more arrogant, superlative most arrogant)

  1. Having excessive pride in oneself, often with contempt or disrespect for others.
    • 1878, Friedrich Nietzsche, Wanting to be Loved:
      The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
    • 1987, Sam Donaldson, Hold On, Mr President!:
      Call me a braggart, call me arrogant. People at ABC (and elsewhere) have called me worse. But when you need the job done on deadline, you’ll call me.
    Synonyms: authoritarian, cocky, conceited, condescending, disdainful, haughty, high-handed, narcissistic, overbearing, presumptuous, supercilious, proud, vain
    Antonyms: servile, humble, modest

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  • Said of people, statements, etc.

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arrogant (masculine and feminine plural arrogants)

  1. arrogant

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arrogant

  1. arrogant

InflectionEdit

Inflection of arrogant
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular arrogant 2
Neuter singular arrogant 2
Plural arrogante 2
Definite attributive1 arrogante
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French arrogant.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɑ.roːˈɣɑnt/
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  • Hyphenation: ar‧ro‧gant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

AdjectiveEdit

arrogant (comparative arroganter, superlative arrogantst)

  1. arrogant

InflectionEdit

Inflection of arrogant
uninflected arrogant
inflected arrogante
comparative arroganter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial arrogant arroganter het arrogantst
het arrogantste
indefinite m./f. sing. arrogante arrogantere arrogantste
n. sing. arrogant arroganter arrogantste
plural arrogante arrogantere arrogantste
definite arrogante arrogantere arrogantste
partitive arrogants arroganters

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arrogant (feminine singular arrogante, masculine plural arrogants, feminine plural arrogantes)

  1. arrogant

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arrogant (not comparable)

  1. arrogant

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arrogant (masculine arroganten, neuter arrogant, comparative méi arrogant, superlative am arrogantsten)

  1. arrogant

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arrogant

  1. arrogant

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of arrogant
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular arrogant mer arrogant mest arrogant
Neuter singular arrogant mer arrogant mest arrogant
Plural arroganta mer arroganta mest arroganta
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 arrogante mer arrogante mest arrogante
All arroganta mer arroganta mest arroganta
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.