Indignant In*dig"nant, a. [L. indignans, -antis, p. pr. of indignari to be indignant, disdain. See {Indign}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

He strides indignant, and with haughty cries To single fight the fairy prince defies. --Tickell. [1913 Webster]

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  • indignant — (adj.) 1580s, from L. indignantem (nom. indignans) impatient, reluctant, indignant, prp. of indignari to be displeased at, be indignant (see INDIGNATION (Cf. indignation)). Related: Indignantly …   Etymology dictionary

  • indignant — index bitter (rep roach fui), contemptuous, disdainful, resentful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • indignant — *angry, irate, wrathful, wroth, acrimonious, mad Analogous words: incensed, infuriated, enraged, angered, maddened (see ANGER vb): exasperated, riled, provoked, nettled (see IRRITATE): roused, aroused, stirred (see STIR) Contrasted words:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indignant — [adj] angry acrimonious, annoyed, bent out of shape*, boiling*, bugged*, burned up*, disgruntled, displeased, exasperated, fuming, furious, heated, huffy*, in a huff*, incensed, irate, livid, mad, miffed, peeved, piqued, p.o.’d*, provoked,… …   New thesaurus

  • indignant — [in dig′nənt] adj. [L indignans, prp. of indignari, to consider as unworthy or improper, be displeased at < in , not + dignari, to deem worthy < dignus, worthy: see DIGNITY] feeling or expressing anger or scorn, esp. at unjust, mean, or… …   English World dictionary

  • indignant — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, sound ▪ become, get, grow, wax ▪ She waxes indignant if anyone tries to contradict …   Collocations dictionary

  • indignant — adj. 1) indignant about, at, over 2) (misc.) to wax indignant (over smt.) * * * [ɪn dɪgnənt] at over indignant about (misc.) to wax indignant (over smt.) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • indignant — [[t]ɪndɪ̱gnənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ at/about n/ ing, ADJ that If you are indignant, you are shocked and angry, because you think that something is unjust or unfair. He is indignant at suggestions that they were secret agents... MPs were… …   English dictionary

  • indignant — adjective Etymology: Latin indignant , indignans, present participle of indignari to be indignant, from indignus unworthy, from in + dignus worthy more at decent Date: 1590 filled with or marked by indignation < became indignant at the accusation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indignant — indignantly, adv. /in dig neuhnt/, adj. feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base: indignant remarks; an indignant expression on his face. [1580 90; < L indignant (s …   Universalium

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