Examples of arrogant in a Sentence
Tim Blixseth, the founder of the Yellowstone Club and other gated hideaways, tells Frank: “I don't like most rich people. They can be arrogant.” This from a man who owns two Shih Tzus named Learjet and G2. —Alex Beam, New York Times Book Review, 10 June 2007
Arrogant execs are not the only targets of investors' ire. … There's no telling how much money analysts such as Meeker cost investors with their interminable buy recommendations on Internet stocks that eventually went bust. —Marcia Vickers et al., Business Week, 25 Feb. 2002
Despite her social and business status in Washington, Graham remained unassuming and down to earth. Her quiet but steady courage affirmed women such as Geneva Overhosler, a former editor and Post ombudsman, by showing a woman could be powerful without being arrogant. —Mark Fitzgerald et al., Editor & Publisher, 23 July 2001
Shakespeare must have known that while his audiences loved to see villains punished and arrogant young men humbled, they did not want to fidget and squirm through mea culpas before the final scene. —Elaine Showalter, Civilization, April/May 1999
She's first in her class, but she's not arrogant about it.
the arrogant young lawyer elbowed his way to the head of the line of customers, declaring that he was too busy to wait like everybody else
Recent Examples of arrogant from the Web
No matter what, not too far in the future, a standard race in which 33 cars burn fuel at obscene rates and befoul the immediate atmosphere with tire smoke and arrogant levels of noise . .
Opposition politicians called her arrogant; one group of protesters near Dresden heckled her with abuse.
Commenters on social media mocked the governor as selfish and arrogant and cracked jokes about the sight of the heavyset Christie in a beach chair in sandals, shorts and a T-shirt.
Mohammed bin Salman will soon inherit one of the world's toughest jobs, one in which only an arrogant, ambitious man with an audacious plan is likely to succeed.
Except the person who is youthfully arrogant or naive or innocent.
McEnroe is likely too arrogant and oblivious to consider how his stance upholds a long tradition of white, male-centric supremacy.
From Chile to Italy, from Sweden to Japan, majorities consider the president arrogant, intolerant, unqualified and dangerous.
In terms of personal traits, more than half see the U.S. president as a strong leader, but that positive view is outweighed by larger majorities who describe the real estate developer and former reality TV star as arrogant, intolerant or dangerous.
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Synonym Discussion of arrogant
ARROGANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arrogant for English Language Learners
: having or showing the insulting attitude of people who believe that they are better, smarter, or more important than other people : having or showing arrogance
ARROGANT Defined for Kids
Definition of arrogant for Students
: showing the attitude of a person who is overly proud of himself or herself or of his or her own opinions
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