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indignant

[ in-dig-nuhnt ]
/ ɪnˈdɪg nənt /
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adjective
feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base: indignant remarks; an indignant expression on his face.

OTHER WORDS FOR indignant

angry, resentful, infuriated, mad.
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Origin of indignant

First recorded in 1580–90; from 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

OTHER WORDS FROM indignant

in·dig·nant·ly, adverbhalf-in·dig·nant, adjectivesu·per·in·dig·nant, adjectiveun·in·dig·nant, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH indignant

indigent, indignant
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British Dictionary definitions for indignant

indignant
/ (ɪnˈdɪɡnənt) /

adjective
feeling or showing indignation

Derived forms of indignant

indignantly, adverb

Word Origin for indignant

C16: from Latin indignārī to be displeased with
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