- became indignant at the accusation
Examples of indignant in a Sentence
- 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
- What you really need is a story that will not only excuse tardiness but encourage your boss to give you the entire day off. … Should anyone give you the third degree on your return to work, don't hesitate to become indignant and stomp out of the room. —Jeff Foxworthy, No Shirt. No Shoes. No Problem!, 1996
- When the Roman soldiers were asked to take part in the Claudian invasion of 43, they waxed indignant. This was asking them to carry on a campaign "outside the limits of the known world." —Antonia Fraser, The Warrior Queens, 1988
She wrote an indignant letter to the editor.
He was very indignant about the changes.
an indignant tone of voice
Recent Examples of indignant from the Web
The story quickly went viral and drew millions of views, with many readers indignant over the school’s handling of the case, including—as the university later confirmed in a statement—that the professor involved received only a disciplinary warning.
But in September indignant drivers stopped coughing up.
At some point, a quartet of indignant Mexican reporters appeared in our newsroom.
Miller never got that kind of satisfaction from any of her indignant rants on Yelp.
After a half dozen accidental hits on the electric fence involving squealing, indignant snorting and porcine stomping, Bray went to a corner of the fence that didn’t have hogwire.
The incident, and the no-media policy, set off a range of reactions, from humorous to indignant, on social media in the afternoon.
Throughout the documentary, McGowan's family members describe her as an indignant child, someone born with her fist raised, but who attracted the gaze of men starting at a very young age.
Flopsy has a lisp, which makes her painfully self-conscious and kind of indignant at the same time.
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angered, angry, apoplectic, ballistic, choleric, enraged, foaming, fuming, furious, hopping, horn-mad, hot, incensed, inflamed (also enflamed), infuriate, infuriated, irate, ireful, livid, mad, outraged, rabid, rankled, riled, roiled, sore, steamed up, steaming, teed off, ticked, wrathful, wroth;
aggravated, annoyed, bearish, cantankerous, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, exasperated, fretful, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, irascible, irritable, peevish, perturbed, petulant, put out, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy;
bent out of shape, blue in the face, fit to be tied, hopping mad, hot under the collar, in a fume, in a huff, in a pet;
INDIGNANT Defined for English Language Learners
: feeling or showing anger because of something that is unfair or wrong : very angry
INDIGNANT Defined for Kids
- “I didn't insult you!” protested Jack, indignantly.
- —L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
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