Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by or filled with indignation. synonym: angry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Affected with indignation; moved by mixed emotions of anger and scorn; provoked by something regarded as unjust, ungrateful, or unworthy.
  • Synonyms Incensed, provoked, exasperated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Affected with indignation; wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath, as when a person is exasperated by unworthy or unjust treatment, by a mean action, or by a degrading accusation.

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  • adjective Showing anger or indignation, especially at something unjust or wrong.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective angered at something unjust or wrong

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin indignāns, indignant-, present participle of indignārī, to be indignant, from indignus, unworthy; see indign.]

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From Latin indignans, present participle of indignari ("to consider as unworthy, be angry or displeased at"), from in- ("privative") + dignari ("to consider as worthy"), from dignus ("worthy").

Examples

  • I recall one of them in indignant tears on the street corner, weeping as he pointed out my sober condition.

    Chapter 27

  • We have every reason to remain indignant, disgusted, embarrassed and angry about this fact, but no room anymore whatsoever to feign surprise.

    The CNN estimate of the Searchlight Rally. | RedState

  • Don't get so friggin 'indignant about your own hallucinations, m'kay?

    Balkinization

  • Don't get so friggin 'indignant about your own hallucinations, m'kay?

    Balkinization

  • Don't get so friggin 'indignant about your own hallucinations, m'kay?

    Balkinization

  • Don't get so friggin 'indignant about your own hallucinations, m'kay?

    Balkinization

  • Don't get so friggin 'indignant about your own hallucinations, m'kay?

    Balkinization

  • Don't get so friggin 'indignant about your own hallucinations, m'kay?

    Balkinization

  • Don't get so friggin 'indignant about your own hallucinations, m'kay?

    Balkinization

  • Don't get so friggin 'indignant about your own hallucinations, m'kay?

    Balkinization

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  • My sister was indignant when I threw her cat.

    October 26, 2009

  • Visuals give a better indication of the hot current usage of this word (Spanish political movement) than the tweets do. Which is, again, part of why I think Twitter is 99.99 (further decimals averted to save your eyes) percent useless noise in the context of this site.

    July 29, 2011

  • Indignant on the Indian Government corruption and inefficient means.

    August 10, 2012