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ar·ro·gant

arrogant

 
 
pronunciation:
ae r gnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having or showing too much pride; behaving as though one is more important than others.
Success makes some people arrogant.
 
synonyms:
haughty
antonyms:
humble, meek, modest
similar words:
conceited, lofty, pompous, proud, vain
derivation: arrogantly (adv.)
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The word arrogant contains the following parts:
ar- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ar- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "r," such as "rang." See ad-.
rog, rogat Latin root that means ask
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means (in adjectives) doing the action denoted by the verb root; (in nouns) one who or that which does the action denoted by the verb root.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.