- The definition of indignant is feeling or showing anger because of something unjust.
An example of indignant is a person who is disgusted by an act of prejudice that she just saw committed.
An indignant boy.
Origin of indignantClassical Latin indignans, present participle of indignari, to consider as unworthy or improper, be displeased at ; from in-, not + dignari, to deem worthy ; from dignus, worthy: see dignity
Origin of indignantLatin indignāns, indignant-, present participle of indignārī, to be indignant, from indignus, unworthy; see indign.
(comparative more indignant, superlative most indignant)
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”).