Definition of indignant in English:


Line breaks: in¦dig|nant
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɪɡnənt


Feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment: he was indignant at being the object of suspicion
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  • Consequently, Tessa wrote an angry and indignant letter to this newspaper denying that she had said any such thing.
  • Some were indignant at the treatment of a former head of state; others wanted to see justice take its course.
  • Yet the same amount of indignant anger seems to have deserted them when it comes to their own colleagues.
aggrieved, resentful, affronted, disgruntled, discontented, dissatisfied, angry, distressed, unhappy, disturbed, hurt, pained, upset, offended, piqued, in high dudgeon, riled, nettled, vexed, irked, irritated, annoyed, put out, chagrined
informal peeved, miffed, aggravated, in a huff
North American informal sore, steamed
vulgar slang pissed off
North American vulgar slang pissed


late 16th century: from Latin indignant- 'regarding as unworthy', from the verb indignari, from in- 'not' + dignus 'worthy'.



More example sentences
  • She laughs indignantly and brings me back to earth.
  • There was nothing racist about it, he says indignantly.
  • I protested indignantly, reminding her of the offline work I did for an IT firm thousands of miles away.

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