[ in-dig-nuhnt ]
/ 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.

Origin of indignant

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

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Can be confused

indigent indignant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for indignant


/ (ɪnˈdɪɡnənt) /


feeling or showing indignation

Derived Forms

indignantly, adverb

Word Origin for indignant

C16: from Latin indignārī to be displeased with
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