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
More example sentences
  • 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.
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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