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 for arrant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arrant \Ar"rant\, a. [OE. erraunt, errant, errand, equiv. to E.
     errant wandering, which was first applied to vagabonds, as an
     errant rogue, an errant thief, and hence passed gradually
     into its present and worse sense. See Errant.]
     Notoriously or pre["e]minently bad; thorough or downright, in
     a bad sense; shameless; unmitigated; as, an arrant rogue or
     coward.
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           I discover an arrant laziness in my soul. --Fuller.
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     2. Thorough or downright, in a good sense. [Obs.]
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              An arrant honest woman.               --Burton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  arrant
      adj 1: without qualification; used informally as (often
             pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete
             coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain";
             "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly";
             "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a
             thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the
             unadulterated truth" [syn: arrant(a), complete(a),
             consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a),
             gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a),
             stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a),
             unadulterated]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  185 Moby Thesaurus words for "arrant":
     abject, abominable, absolute, atrocious, awful, bad, barefaced,
     base, beastly, beggarly, beneath contempt, black, blamable,
     blameworthy, blatant, bold, brassy, brazen, brazenfaced, brutal,
     cheesy, classical, complete, conspicuous, consummate, contemptible,
     crass, criminal, crummy, damnable, dark, debased, decided,
     definitive, degraded, deplorable, depraved, despicable, detestable,
     dire, dirty, disgraceful, disgusting, downright, dreadful,
     egregious, enormous, evil, execrable, fetid, filthy, flagitious,
     flagrant, flat-out, foul, fulsome, glaring, grave, grievous, gross,
     hanging out, hateful, heinous, horrible, horrid, improper,
     impudent, in relief, in the foreground, infamous, infernal,
     iniquitous, intolerable, knavish, lamentable, little, loathsome,
     lousy, low, low-down, lumpen, mangy, mean, measly, miserable,
     monstrous, nasty, naughty, nefarious, noisome, notable, noticeable,
     notorious, obnoxious, obtrusive, odious, offensive, ostensible,
     out-and-out, outrageous, outright, outstanding, overbold, paltry,
     peccant, perfect, petty, pitiable, pitiful, plain, poky, poor,
     positive, precious, profound, prominent, pronounced, proper, pure,
     rank, regrettable, regular, reprehensible, reprobate, reptilian,
     repulsive, rotten, sad, salient, scabby, scandalous, schlock,
     scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, shabby, shameful, shattering,
     sheer, shocking, shoddy, sinful, small, sordid, squalid, staring,
     stark, stark-staring, sticking out, striking, superlative,
     surpassing, terrible, the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing,
     too bad, total, unabashed, unbearable, unblushing, unclean,
     unconscionable, undeniable, unequivocal, unforgivable,
     unmentionable, unmitigated, unpardonable, unqualified, unrelieved,
     unspeakable, unspoiled, unworthy, utter, vicious, vile, villainous,
     wicked, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched, wrong
  
  

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