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
Owen McIntosh was suitably brash as Sense, and Kate Maroney was somewhat aloof as an arrogant Ambition.
Trump was caught on video, with a smug and arrogant look on his face, pushing Dusko Markovic, leader of Montenegro, to position himself in front for a group photo at the NATO summit.
In the final hours of the Montana campaign, the idea that Gianforte had done what the media deserved was irresistible — feeding into the idea that an arrogant, unfair elite was trying to bring him down.
But this isn’t the latest hot take about how the Golden State Warriors star is allegedly arrogant.
But to have such clueless, arrogant people blather on and on about their perceptions of Hollywood while defending a party of deplorables and bragging about a friendship with an adulterer and misogynic racist is simply a waste of newsprint.
And the people running it are either too arrogant or too oblivious to even be cute about it.
And this was what Chris thought about Mark: a real arrogant, smart-ass punk.
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Origin and Etymology of arrogant
Middle English, from Latin arrogant-, arrogans, present participle of arrogare —see arrogate
First Known Use: 14th century
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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