arrant definition

  • adjective:
    • Completely such; thoroughgoing: an arrant trick; the arrant deluxe associated with sea liner.
    • Utter; complete.
    • Alternative spelling of errant.
    • Notoriously or preëminently bad; thorough or downright, in a bad sense; shameless; unmitigated.
    • complete or downright, in an excellent good sense.
    • without certification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    • totally these types of; thoroughgoing: an arrant trick; the arrant deluxe associated with ocean lining.
    • Utter; total.
    • alternate spelling of errant.
    • infamously or preëminently bad; comprehensive or downright, in a poor sense; shameless; unmitigated.
    • detailed or downright, in a great good sense.
    • without certification; used informally as (frequently pejorative) intensifiers
  • others:
    • Wandering; itinerant; vagrant; errant: as, a knight arrant; an arrant preacher: particularly in thief arrant or arrant thief, a roving, outlawed robber; a highwayman. Today written errant.
    • Notorious; manifest; unmitigated; downright: in a negative feeling (produced from the noun qualified): as, an arrant rogue; an arrant coward; arrant nonsense.
    • complete; downright; genuine: in a sense.
    • Synonyms Utter, rank, consummate, perfect.
    • Wandering; itinerant; vagrant; errant: as, a knight arrant; an arrant preacher: especially in thief arrant or arrant thief, a roving, outlawed robber; a highwayman. Now written errant.
    • Notorious; manifest; unmitigated; downright: in a negative feeling (produced from the noun competent): as, an arrant rogue; an arrant coward; arrant nonsense.
    • detailed; downright; genuine: in a beneficial sense.
    • Synonyms Utter, rank, consummate, perfect.

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