V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: showing overly proud self-importance and disregard, or even contempt, toward others

Synonyms: haughty, contemptuous, overbearing, conceited, insolent, overconfident

Antonyms: humble, bashful, unassuming

Tips: Arrogant originates from the Latin arrogare, "to claim for oneself." An arrogant person claims superiority. The noun arrogance refers to conceit.

Usage Examples:

Bill was so arrogant that he thought he was doing everyone a favor by attending the party. (conceited, overconfident)

I can't believe his arrogance; he thinks he's better than us just because he's rich. (conceit, insolence) noun

Her arrogant manner didn't win her any friends or respect. (haughty, insolent)

She was proud and arrogant, unwilling to admit defeat or accept help from anyone. (haughty, contemptuous)

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