- feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base: indignant remarks; an indignant expression on his face.
Origin of indignant
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Examples from the Web for indignant
And what about those liberal activists who made the young Scalia and Thomas so indignant?A Reminder: Our Justices are Politicians in Robes
November 13, 2014
And for every excited gentrifier, there is a horrified, indignant NIMBY.Best Business Longreads
November 24, 2013
This has been the source of some indignant tweeting from Karachi.What Bret Stephens Said At Yeshiva University
October 25, 2013
There would be indignant House Judiciary Committee hearings and angry talk of impeachment among some Republicans.This Loophole Can End the Government Shutdown
October 12, 2013
In 2012, she wrote letters to each member of Congress because she was “indignant.”In Tiny Ajo, Arizona, Border Patrol Agents Are Living the Dream
Terry Greene Sterling
September 22, 2013
The face, neck, and arms of the modest maiden were flushed with indignant crimson.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
She looked, as she always did, indignant at having said anything to please him.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
But those who knew Hester, especially the women of them, were indignant with him.
Hester rose and left the room, indignant with him for speaking so of his father.
Hester, more than Amy, felt her own rights, and was ready to be indignant.
- feeling or showing indignation
Word Origin and History for indignant
1580s, from Latin indignantem (nominative indignans) "impatient, reluctant, indignant," present participle of indignari "to be displeased at, be indignant" (see indignation). Related: Indignantly.