arrant arrant  /ˈæ rənt/


  • (adj) without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers


  1. Their full-throated embrace of freedom of speech ignores the social pollution caused by the arrant commercialization of the culture.
  2. As a vignette of the Simba rebellion, which it purports to be, it is arrant nonsense.
  3. Furthermore, the Harvard crew was credited with the smoother, prettier forma statement arrant in its stupidity.



  1. And as Bertrand Russell said in 1950, "There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action."
    on Aug 27, 2008 By: Bertrand Russell Source: VUE Weekly

  2. But Ms Sturgeon said: "The Treasury is talking arrant nonsense. Scrapping the unfair Council Tax and introducing a fair local income tax based on ability to pay is a matter for the Scottish Parliament to determine - through the proper procedures...
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Nicola Sturgeon Source:

  3. "Kyle gave up the three runs early and then settled down," Mackanin said. "And then he didn't help himself with the arrant throw to second base, it was an aggressive throw to second base, but we didn't get them and it let to a lot of...
    on Jul 21, 2007 By: Pete Mackanin Source: Cincinnati Post

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