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arrogantadjective

uk   /ˈær.ə.ɡənt/ us   /ˈer-/
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 us   uk   /-li/
The authorities had behaved arrogantly, she said.
(Definition of arrogant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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arrogantadjective

us   /ˈær·ə·ɡənt/
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] us   /ˈær·ə·ɡəns/
I was disgusted by his arrogance.
arrogantly
adverb us   /ˈær·ə·ɡənt·li/
Lapham arrogantly claimed the land was his.
(Definition of arrogant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “arrogant”
in Korean 오만한…
in Arabic مُتَكَبِّر…
in Malaysian angkuh…
in French arrogant…
in Russian высокомерный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傲慢的, 狂妄自大的, 趾高氣揚的…
in Italian arrogante…
in Turkish kibirli, kendini beğenmiş, burnu havada…
in Polish arogancki…
in Spanish arrogante…
in Vietnamese ngạo mạn…
in Portuguese arrogante…
in Thai หยิ่ง, ทะนง…
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…
in Indonesian angkuh, sombong…
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