[ in-dig-nuhnt ]
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  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 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 for indignant

Other words from indignant

  • in·dig·nant·ly, adverb
  • half-in·dig·nant, adjective
  • su·per·in·dig·nant, adjective
  • un·in·dig·nant, adjective

Words that may be confused with indignant

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How to use indignant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for indignant


/ (ɪnˈdɪɡnənt) /

  1. feeling or showing indignation

Origin of indignant

C16: from Latin indignārī to be displeased with

Derived forms of indignant

  • indignantly, adverb

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