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arrogant

adjective uk   /ˈær.ə.ɡənt/ us    /ˈer-/
B2 unpleasantly proud and behaving as if you are more important than, or know more than, other people: I found him arrogant and rude.
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arrogance
noun [U] uk   /ˈær.ə.ɡəns/ us    /ˈer-/
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He has a self-confidence that is sometimes seen as arrogance.
arrogantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The authorities had behaved arrogantly, she said.
Translations of “arrogant”
in Korean 오만한…
in Arabic مُتَكَبِّر…
in French arrogant…
in Turkish kibirli, kendini beğenmiş, burnu havada…
in Italian arrogante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傲慢的, 狂妄自大的, 趾高氣揚的…
in Russian высокомерный…
in Polish arogancki…
in Spanish arrogante…
in Portuguese arrogante…
in German arrogant…
in Catalan arrogant…
in Japanese 傲慢な, 横柄な, 尊大な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 傲慢的, 狂妄自大的, 趾高气扬的…
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