indignant

[ in-dig-nuhnt ]
/ ɪnˈdɪg nənt /

adjective

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
Related forms
Can be confusedindigent indignant
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indignant

/ (ɪnˈdɪɡnənt) /

adjective

feeling or showing indignation
Derived Formsindignantly, adverb

Word Origin for indignant

C16: from Latin indignārī to be displeased with
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Word Origin and History for indignant

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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