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
An indignant boy.
An example of indignant is a person who is disgusted by an act of prejudice that she just saw committed.
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”).
- He gave an indignant reply.
- She gave an indignant response.
- It was an indignant, nationwide protest.
- He was indignant at the idea of valuing honor above life, calling the whole notion nonsense.
- I was getting indignant at being asked what I thought were stupid questions by him.