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Synonyms for arrogant
ˈær ə gəntar·ro·gant

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  1. arrogantadjective

    Antonyms:
    modest, humble

  2. arrogantadjective

    Antonyms:
    modest, humble

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. arrogant

    In the strict sense, absolute, free from all limitation or control, and supreme, superior to all, can not properly be said of any being except the divine. Both words are used, however, in a modified sense, of human authorities; absolute then signifying free from limitation by other authority, and supreme exalted over all other; as, an absolute monarch, the supreme court. Absolute, in this use, does not necessarily carry any unfavorable sense, but as absolute power in human hands is always abused, the unfavorable meaning predominates. Autocratic power knows no limits outside the ruler's self; arbitrary power, none outside the ruler's will or judgment, arbitrary carrying the implication of wilfulness and capriciousness. Despotic is commonly applied to a masterful or severe use of power, which is expressed more decidedly by tyrannical. Arbitrary may be used in a good sense; as, the pronunciation of proper names is arbitrary; but the bad sense is the prevailing one; as, an arbitrary proceeding. Irresponsible power is not necessarily bad, but eminently dangerous; an executor or trustee should not be irresponsible; an irresponsible ruler is likely to be tyrannical. A perfect ruler might be irresponsible and not tyrannical. Authoritative is used always in a good sense, implying the right to claim authority; imperative, peremptory, and positive are used ordinarily in the good sense; as, an authoritative definition; an imperative demand; a peremptory command; positive instructions; imperious signifies assuming and determined to command, rigorously requiring obedience. An imperious demand or requirement may have in it nothing offensive; it is simply one that resolutely insists upon compliance, and will not brook refusal; an arrogant demand is offensive by its tone of superiority, an arbitrary demand by its unreasonableness; an imperious disposition is liable to become arbitrary and arrogant. A person of an independent spirit is inclined to resent an imperious manner in any one, especially in one whose superiority is not clearly recognized. Commanding is always used in a good sense; as, a commanding appearance; a commanding eminence. Compare DOGMATIC; INFINITE; PERFECT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, arbitrary, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, imperious, irresponsible, lordly, overbearing, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal

    Antonyms:
    accountable, complaisant, compliant, conditional, constitutional, contingent, docile, ductile, gentle, humble, lenient, limited, lowly, meek, mild, responsible, submissive, yielding

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrogant, chesty, self-importantadjective

    having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride

    "an arrogant official"; "arrogant claims"; "chesty as a peacock"

    Synonyms:
    self-important, big-chested, chesty

    Antonyms:
    humble

Editors Contribution

  1. pompous

    Submitted by anonymous on April 6, 2021  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. arrogantadjective

    Synonyms:
    haughty

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "arrogant":

    cocky, cavalier, self-righteous, presumptuous, haughty, overbearing

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3424supreme
#4304absolute
#6967controlling
#8512arbitrary
#11526compulsory
#14966imperative
#15906authoritative
#18171cavalier
#18362commanding
#21321unconditional
#21751arrogant
#21957compulsive
#24231irresponsible
#37633coercive
#39188exacting
#46809dogmatic
#47283unequivocal
#47881cocky
#53063haughty
#58403tyrannical
#61448dictatorial
#64264overbearing
#64686autocratic
#68705presumptuous
#71468despotic
#73290peremptory
#88982imperious
#90152domineering
#95981chesty
#128829lordly

How to use arrogant in a sentence?

  1. Anand Sharma:

    You have a prime minister who has a confrontational mindset, who is arrogant. He humiliates the opposition, day in and day out.

  2. Jimmy Sham:

    We know that Carrie Lam can be so arrogant, carrie Lam is protected by our flawed system.

  3. Karen Bass:

    You see the man being compliant, you see the police officer -- acting with complete impunity -- looking at the camera while he is literally murdering this man. The symbolism of that was he was so arrogant about what he was doing. He thought,' It's just a black man, nobody is going to do anything to me.'.

  4. Pliny the Elder:

    This only is certain, that there is nothing certain; and nothing more miserable and yet more arrogant than man.

  5. Loachild:

    In this world, good people must do evil to avoid becoming arrogant


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