[in-dig-nuh nt] /ɪnˈdɪg nənt/
feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base:
"indignant remarks; an indignant expression on his face."
1580–90; < Latin indignant- (stem of indignāns, present participle of indignārī to deem unworthy, take offense), equivalent to in- in-3 + dign-, stem of dignus worthy + -ant- -ant
Related forms
indignantly, adverb
half-indignant, adjective
half-indignantly, adverb
superindignant, adjective
superindignantly, adverb
unindignant, adjective
Can be confused
indigent, indignant.
angry, resentful, infuriated, mad.
Example Sentences for indignant
He fled with his captive behind a hastily built barricade where an indignant crowd gathered and trapped the two inside.
People seemed to be suppressing their indignant reaction in order to accept a reward that was inequitable but appealing.
However, neuroscience does offer insight into a related phenomenon, the indignant outrage of the cheated.
Journalists get all indignant and self-righteous when someone calls out their unrealistic use of hyperbole.
Under cross-examination he came across as pushy and even indignant, rather than contrite.
Fox allows the ignorant to feel indignant about the same thing on the same day.
She mugs with exasperation, working her jaw and rolling her eyes when she's annoyed or throwing indignant punches into the air.
indignant that a guest had been made to wait so long.
The effects may not be obvious enough for consumers to get indignant about them.
In his own home he may be confident, indignant, or recalcitrant.
British Dictionary definitions for indignant
indignant (ɪnˈdɪɡnənt)
feeling or showing indignation
[C16: from Latin indignārī to be displeased with]

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Word Origin and History for indignant
c.1600, from L. indignantem, prp. of indignari (see indignation). Related: Indignantly.
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