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

Definition of indignant in English:


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
informalpeeved, miffed, aggravated, in a huff
North American informalsore, steamed
vulgar slangpissed off
North American vulgar slangpissed


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

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