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- arrogant:  Etymologically, to be arrogant is to make great claims about oneself. It originated in the Latin compound verb arrogāre ‘claim for oneself’, formed from the prefix ad- ‘to’ and rogāre ‘ask’ (as in English interrogate). Already in Latin the present participle arrogāns was being used adjectivally, for ‘overbearing’, and this passed via Old French into English.
=> interrogate, prerogative
- arrogant (adj.)
- late 14c., from Old French arrogant (14c.), from Latin arrogantem (nominative arrogans) "assuming, overbearing, insolent," present participle of arrogare (see arrogance). Related: Arrogantly.
- 1. He is spoiled, arrogant and has a tendency towards snobbery.
- 2. He said that the press had misrepresented him as arrogant and bullying.
- 3. Kenneth is an arrogant, rude, social snob.
- 4. I thought him conceited and arrogant.
- 5. John Steed was an arrogant, swaggering young man.
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