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.

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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

SYNONYMS FOR indignant

angry, resentful, infuriated, mad.

OTHER WORDS FROM indignant

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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