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arrogant, assumptive, bumptious, cavalier, chesty, haughty, high-and-mighty, high-handed, high-hat, highfalutin (also hifalutin), huffish, huffy, imperious, important, lofty, lordly, masterful, overweening, peremptory, pompous, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious, self-asserting, self-assertive, stiff-necked, supercilious, superior, toplofty (also toploftical), uppish, uppity
humble, lowly, modest, unarrogant, unpretentious
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1871, in the meaning defined above
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a servile follower or underling
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