2. insolence, impudence, brazenness, effrontery, audacity, defiance; impertinence, bumptiousness, Inf. pushiness; self-assertion, self-assuredness, self-assurance.
3. imperiousness, lordliness, overbearingness, highhandedness; pretension, braggadocio, bluster, swagger, arrogant, adj. 1. haughty, self-important, presumptuous, fatuous, proud, vainglorious; overconfident, overweening, conceited, high-and-mighty, snobbish, Inf. stuck-up, Inf uppish, Inf. uppity, on one's high horse; pompous, egotistic, lofty, Inf. toplofty, condescending; disdainful, supercilious, cavalier, contemptuous, scornful, insulting, contumelious.
2. imperious, overbearing, domineering, arbitrary, high-handed; dictatorial, despotic, authoritative, dogmatic, magisterial.
3. brazen, impudent, insolent, defiant, rude, audacious, impertinent; swaggering, blustering, Inf pushy; bumptious, self-assertive, self-assured, self-assuming.
4. excessive, exaggerated, immoderate, intemperate; extravagant, high-flown, Inf. highfalutin, preposterous; unconscionable, disproportionate, unreasonable, undue, unfounded, uncalled for, unwarranted. arrogate, v. 1. (all in reference to oneself) assume, appropriate, claim, avail oneself of, help oneself to, make free with; seize, take, commandeer, expropriate, usurp, confiscate.
2. (all in reference to another; all falsely or unjustly) impute, ascribe, attribute, assign, blame, charge to, lay to, lay at the door of; blame, accuse, Inf. finger, incriminate, inculpate, arrogation, n. 1. (all in reference to oneself) as sumption, appropriation, undue claim, unwarranted seizure, expropriation, usurpation, confiscation.
2. (all in reference to another; all falsely or unjustly) attribution, ascription, imputation, charge, allegation, censure, blame, accusation, incrimination, inculpation, arrow, n. 1. feathered shaft, shaft, reed, flight, bolt, crossbow bolt, quarrel, Astron. Sagitta, dart, (pi.) quiver; missile, weapon.
2. pointer, indicator, directional signal, director, marker. arsenal, n. depot, magazine, ammunition dump, military storehouse, storehouse; depository, repository, warehouse, entrepot. arson, n. incendiarism, malicious burning, firing, SI. torching, SI. torch job, SI. match job; pyromania. arsonist, n. incendiary, SI. torch, SI. match; pyromaniac, Inf. firebug, art, n. 1. skill, skillfulness, dexterity, adroitness, expertness, mastery, artistry; aptitude, facility, address, dispatch, ready skill, Inf know-how; ingenuity, cleverness, talent, flair, knack, genius, way, touch, feel, hang, trick.
2. cunning, wiliness, slyness, foxiness, craftiness, guile, artfulness; deceit, deception, duplicity, trickery.
3. artiface, subterfuge, contrivance, device, expedient, craft, wile; scheme, plot, design, stratagem; ploy, maneuver, shift, dodge, tactic, ruse, red herring.
4. affectation, affectedness, unnaturalness, studiedness, artificial manner, airs, pretension, pretentiousness; simulation, make-believe, artificiality, insincerity; posing, posturing, peacockery. artery, n. 1. blood vessel, vessel, aorta; vein, capillary.
2. main road, highroad, thoroughfare, main street, Inf. drag, Brit. SI. toby; throughway, avenue, boulevard, strip, concourse; route, highway, turnpike, pike, tollroad, state highway; freeway, Brit, clearway, expressway, parkway, causeway, U.S. Inf. interstate; speedway, autobahn, superhighway.