arrogant Definition

having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.

Using arrogant: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "arrogant" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was so arrogant that he never listened to anyone else's opinions.

  • Example

    She had an arrogant attitude towards her coworkers.

  • Example

    The politician's arrogant behavior turned off many voters.

arrogant Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for arrogant

Phrases with arrogant

  • an unwarranted or presumptuous belief or claim


    His arrogant assumption that he was the best candidate for the job cost him the position.

  • a lack of consideration or respect for others due to a belief in one's own superiority


    Her arrogant disregard for the feelings of her colleagues made it difficult for her to work effectively with them.

  • actions or attitudes that demonstrate an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities


    The coach's arrogant behavior towards his players caused many of them to quit the team.

Origins of arrogant

from Latin 'arrogantem', meaning 'assuming, overbearing'


Summary: arrogant in Brief

The term 'arrogant' [ˈærəɡənt] describes someone who has an exaggerated sense of their own importance or abilities. It is often used to describe people who are haughty, proud, or conceited. Phrases like 'arrogant assumption' and 'arrogant disregard' denote unwarranted beliefs or lack of consideration for others. Examples of arrogant behavior include not listening to others' opinions and demonstrating a lack of respect for others.

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