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English definition of “arrogant”

arrogant

adjective  /ˈær·ə·ɡənt/ us  
proud in an unpleasant way and behaving as if you are better or more important than other people: I never met a more conceited and arrogant young man.
arrogance
noun [U]  /ˈær·ə·ɡəns/ us  
I was disgusted by his arrogance.
arrogantly
adverb  /ˈær·ə·ɡənt·li/ us  
Lapham arrogantly claimed the land was his.
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