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indignant

[in-dig-nuh nt] /ɪnˈdɪg nənt/
adjective
1.
feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base:
indignant remarks; an indignant expression on his face.
Origin
1580-1590
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.
Synonyms
angry, resentful, infuriated, mad.
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  • 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/
adjective
1.
feeling or showing indignation
Derived Forms
indignantly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin indignārī to be displeased with
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Word Origin and History for indignant
adj.

1580s, from Latin indignantem (nominative indignans) "impatient, reluctant, indignant," present participle of indignari "to be displeased at, be indignant" (see indignation). Related: Indignantly.

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