Definition of Arrant

1. Adjective. Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers. "The unadulterated truth"




Definition of Arrant

1. a. Notoriously or preëminently bad; thorough or downright, in a bad sense; shameless; unmitigated; as, an arrant rogue or coward.

Definition of Arrant

1. Adjective. Utter; complete. ¹

2. Adjective. (alternative spelling of errant) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arrant

1. outright [adj] : ARRANTLY [adv] - See also: outright

Medical Definition of Arrant

1. Notoriously or preeminently bad; thorough or downright, in a bad sense; shameless; unmitigated; as, an arrant rogue or coward. "I discover an arrant laziness in my soul." (Fuller) 2. Thorough or downright, in a good sense. "An arrant honest woman." (Burton) Origin: OE. Erraunt, errant, errand, equiv. To E. Errant wandering, which was first applied to vagabonds, as an errant rogue, an errant thief, and hence passed gradually into its present and worse sense. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arrant

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Literary usage of Arrant

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1. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1804)
"Come, my buxom widow : Rre long, you shall substantial proof receive, That I'm an arrant knight ACT V. Wish. Out of my house, ... Or arrant knave. ..."

2. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... Sports — Life in the Saddle — Wonderful Feats of Horsemanship — Marvellous Exploits at Full Gallop — Novel Races — An arrant Jockey— Tricks of the Trade ..."

3. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by William Sewel (1844)
"The most arrant thief may say, he is not satisfied in his conscience. JC My case is not theirs, yet they have their accusers : and may not I call for mine ? ..."

4. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"... hath not to much as any one underpinning of Scripture «-arrant, but all founded upon the rotten trash of human inventions, and »elf ends. ..."

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