- 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.
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Origin: L indignans, present participle of indignari, to consider as unworthy or improper, be displeased at from in-, not plush dignari, to deem worthy from dignus, worthy: see dignity
- indignantly adverb
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Origin: Latin indignāns, indignant-, present participle of indignārī, to be indignant, from indignus, unworthy; see indign.
- in·digˈnant·ly adverb