adjective in·dig·nant \in-ˈdig-nənt\

: feeling or showing anger because of something that is unfair or wrong : very angry

Full Definition of INDIGNANT

:  feeling or showing anger because of something unjust or unworthy :  filled with or marked by indignation <became indignant at the accusation>
in·dig·nant·ly adverb

Examples of INDIGNANT

  1. She wrote an indignant letter to the editor.
  2. He was very indignant about the changes.
  3. an indignant tone of voice
  4. Melville was so struck by the drama of the Essex (deliberately battered by an indignant and maddened whale, which at last brained itself by sinking the ship) that he used it as the end of Moby-Dick. —Paul Theroux, New York Times Book Review, 11 June 2000


Latin indignant-, indignans, present participle of indignari to be indignant, from indignus unworthy, from in- + dignus worthy — more at decent
First Known Use: 1590

Related to INDIGNANT

angered, apoplectic, ballistic, cheesed off [chiefly British], choleric, enraged, foaming, fuming, furious, hopping, horn-mad, hot, incensed, angry, inflamed (also enflamed), infuriate, infuriated, irate, ireful, livid, mad, outraged, rabid, rankled, riled, riley, roiled, shirty [chiefly British], sore, steamed up, steaming, teed off, ticked, wrathful, wroth
angerless, delighted, pleased

Rhymes with INDIGNANT

INDIGNANT Defined for Kids


adjective in·dig·nant \in-ˈdig-nənt\

Definition of INDIGNANT for Kids

:  filled with or expressing anger caused by something unjust or unworthy
in·dig·nant·ly adverb <“I didn't insult you!” protested Jack, indignantly. — L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz>


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