making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud:
an arrogant public official.
characterized by or proceeding from , or a sense of superiority, self-importance, or entitlement:
The network excoriates its fired anchor by painting him as an arrogant and uncooperative slacker.
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A kid who comes across as arrogant or nasty or ill-informed about the college can trigger a negative interview report.
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Yet some Egyptians are suspicious of the Brotherhood, calling it secretive, arrogant, and devoted to its own interests.
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As for Adrian Fenty, who Barry once supported and then turned on, he was “arrogant,” a “disappointment,” and guilty of cronyism.
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Some examples remind me why the French often come out as arrogant to foreigners.
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Running away had plainly given him an arrogant conviction of manhood.
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“That there’s where I stand,” he stated, with arrogant self-assurance.
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Then all at once the hot blood of arrogant possession and jealous mastery seemed to rush to his head.
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“I care naught for others,” he broke in, with harsh and arrogant contempt.
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As they were leaving the barracks one excited young person ran up and halted the arrogant Thespians.
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having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one’s own importance, merit, ability, etc; conceited; overbearingly proud: an arrogant teacher, an arrogant assumption
late 14c., from Old French arrogant (14c.), from Latin arrogantem (nominative arrogans) “assuming, overbearing, insolent,” present participle of arrogare (see arrogance). Related: Arrogantly.
offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride. Historical Examples When wealth and honours lead to arrogancy, this brings its evil on itself. Tao Teh King Lao-Tze Hard are the terms and measureless is the arrogancy of the king of Ashur. Jeremiah Stefan Zweig The arrogancy is within; the gasconade plays its “fantastic tricks before […]
- Ars nova
the style of composition characteristic of the 14th century in France and Italy. noun a style of music of the 14th century, characterized by great freedom and variety of rhythm and melody contrasted with the strictness of the music of the 13th century
- Ars poetica
a treatise on the art of poetry or poetics. (initial capital letter, italics) a poem (c20 b.c.) by Horace, setting forth his precepts for the art of poetry. Historical Examples Horace’s notice of him in the ars poetica is quite ridiculous. Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan The originality of his ars […]
- Arsaces i
founder of the Parthian empire c250 b.c.