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Today's Lesson
ARROGANT   横柄な、尊大な、ごう慢な


  • If someone is arrogant, they feel that they are better or more important than others, often ordering people around in an unpleasant manner.

    The noun form is arrogance.
  • arrogant とは、自分が人よりも優れている、重要であると考えて、周りの人に不快感を与えるような形で命令することが多い、つまり、横柄な、尊大な、ごう慢な、という意味です。

    名詞形は、arrogance で、横柄、尊大、ごう慢、という意味です。



  1. I quit because my boss was rude and arrogant.
  2. a: I can't believe how arrogant he is!
    b: Well, that's what happens when you're the owner's son and get anything you ask for.
  3. He'd be a wonderful doctor if he wasn't so arrogant with his patients.
  4. (president of an investment firm)
    She's the best analyst I've got, but her arrogance makes her totally unsuitable for a supervisory position.
  5. I'm afraid we've had a few run-ins in the past. I have trouble putting up with his arrogance.

英会話レッスンMay we all have patience and understanding when it is most needed!