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arrogant in English:

1. having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities



English word "arrogant"(having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities) occurs in sets:

Adjectives to describe character

2. arrogant arrogant


He is very arrogant. He always boasts about how well-educated he is.
I couldn't put up with her arrogant behavior.
People who sign their names in capital letters are often arrogant.
I have just met Brian. Is he always so arrogant?
Michał is arrogant
However, he is very severe to those pupils who do not want to study and dislikes those who are arrogant and conceited.
Paul didn't become arrogant even though he was rich.
You're an arrogant dirty foreigner who claims your dictionary is correct even though you don't understand the nuances of Japanese.
She said I was selfish and arrogant.
I cannot think of anything more arrogant than that.
I found him arrogant and rude. / The authorities had behaved arrogantly, she said.
It’s very arrogant to think you’re better than her.
It was arrogant of me to think I know what's best for you. She is very arrogant person who wants things to be done her way.
He thinks he's better than everyone else. He's so arrogant.
He made an extremely arrogant remark.

3. pretentious pretentious


What do you think about my new jacket? It's awfully pretentious and makes you look fat!
if someone or something is pretentious, they try to seem more important, intelligent, or high class than they really are in order to be impressive
a pretentious film
Her nature is neither affected nor pretentious.
My boss is really courteous but sometimes he is pretentious

4. full of themselves



5. haughty


She gave me a haughty look and walked away.
People find that man haughty and impolite.
Has she always been so haughty? Her behaviour is difficult to bear.
a haughty British aristocrat
Derrick's haughty attitude made him an undesirable friend.
The superstar’s haughty dismissal of her co-stars will backfire on her someday.
She was so haughty, dishonest and unfriendly that noone ever liked her.
Mandira is exceedingly haughty
though before I always thought of cats as being too, too independent really and almost haughty or snobby towards people cause they didn’t really, they don’t really seem to need people or need affection as much as dogs do and that’s a really nice part
What a haughty fellow he is!
He is haughty to his juniors.

6. behaving in an unpleasant or rude way because you think you are more important than other people



7. arrogance


His arrogance led to his downfall.
I can't stand his arrogance.
I cannot stand his arrogance any longer.
I can't put up with his arrogance.
I lost my temper with him because of his arrogance.
His arrogance is no longer tolerable.
Before she could say anything, his arrogance had gone and the old look was back.
I can't do with his arrogance.
I get mad at his arrogance.
The hostess couldn't possibly put up with his arrogance.
The hostess couldn't possibly tolerate his arrogance.
Your ignorance is a byproduct of your arrogance.

English word "arrogant"(arrogance) occurs in sets:

Word formation nouns

8. modest


Both teachers and students should wear modest clothes at school.
Generally speaking, Japanese women are modest.
You can get good food for a modest sum at the restaurant.
After winning the Nobel prize, she remained as modest as ever.
modest income/salary
Are you being modest or bigheaded?
The manager implied that a modest man was suitable for the position.
Dealing with actual Coruscant citizens instead of Lothal expatriates would move her a modest step up the social ladder.
he was a very modest man, refusing to take any credit for the enterprise
The budget for climate change is modest.
The modestly-priced hostels usually offer bed and breakfast only (B&B).
drink modest amounts of alcohol / it was a nice wedding, necessarily Modest / modest dress means that hemlines must be below the knee
Australia has long had a remarkably good university system, and used relatively modest levels of public investment in higher education very effectively.
someone who is modest does not want to talk about their abilities or achievements (He was always modest about his role in the Everest expedition.)
The little prince rightly guessed that she was not exactly modest, but she was so lovely to behold!