Thursday, October 16, 2008

 

Dictionary Corner #33

People sometimes confuse the words ‘arrogant and ‘confident’ and they have very different meanings!

Arrogant – adjective
Having an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities.
DERIVATIVES - arrogance noun arrogantly adverb
ORIGIN – from Latin arrogare ‘claim for oneself’

Confident – adjective
1. Feeling confidence in oneself
2. Feeling certainty about something
DERIVATIVES – confidently adverb

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