Definition of indignant in English:

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indignant

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɪɡnənt/

adjective

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.
Synonyms
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
British informal cheesed off, browned off, not best pleased
North American informal sore, steamed
vulgar slang pissed off
North American vulgar slang pissed

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with indignant

benignant, malignant

For editors and proofreaders

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